APor 06/03 2345 White Supremacists-Butler FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) -- The founder of a white

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APor 06/03 2345 White Supremacists-Butler FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) -- The founder of a white separatist movement accused of plotting to overthrow the federal government pleaded innocent Wednesday to charges of seditious conspiracy. Richard Girnt Butler, 69, was indicted in April by a federal grand jury in Fort Smith. U.S. Magistrate Ned Stewart allowed Butler to post a $100,000 signature bond. He and the 13 others named in the indictment are scheduled for trial July 6. Butler already was free on a $100,000 bond set by an Idaho magistrate. The bond was seccred by land owned by the Church of Jesus Christ Christian (Aryan Nations) at Hayden Lake, Idaho, of which Butler is the founder, Butler's attorney, Everett Hofmeister of Idaho, said. Hofmeister also filed several motions, seeking to review the government's evidence against Butler, including any gained by electronic surveillance; to move the trial to Idaho; to try him separately; and to force the government to identify informants used in the case. Last page !

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