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3 men plead guilty in terror plot against US power grid

Posted at 9:07 PM, Feb 23, 2022

CLEVELAND — Three men espousing white supremacist and neo-Nazi beliefs have pleaded guilty for their roles in a racially motivated terrorism plot to cripple portions of the U.S. power grid.

Christopher Cook, of Columbus, Ohio; Jonathan Frost, of Katy, Texas; and Jackson Sawall, of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, each pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to provide material support to terrorists.

A virtual court hearing was held Wednesday in Columbus.

Federal authorities said the men hoped to create economic distress and civil unrest.

Each faces a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison.

Frost’s attorney said his client accepts responsibility for his conduct and “has completely disavowed his racist and white supremacist views.”