RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A Virginia man charged with plotting to shoot up or bomb synagogues and black churches has pleaded guilty to conspiracy and firearms charges.
Thirty-four-year-old Robert C. Doyle entered the pleas Friday in federal court in Richmond on Friday. The max he could be sentenced to is a combined 30 years in federal prison. He could also face a $500,000 fine. As part of the agreement, prosecutors must refrain from charging him with any other non-violent charges associated with this case.
Prosecutors say Doyle and a conspirator are white supremacists who bought guns and explosives from undercover agents. Authorities they planned to rob a Richmond-area silver and coin dealer and use the money to finance a race war.
Sentencing is set for May 2.
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