GREENBELT, Md. — A Coast Guard lieutenant accused of stockpiling guns and drafting a hit list of prominent Democrats and TV journalists has been sentenced to more than 13 years in prison for firearms and drug offenses.
Christopher Hasson faced a maximum of 31 years in prison when U.S. District Judge George Hazel sentenced him Friday.
Federal prosecutors had recommended a 25-year prison sentence for Hasson. They have called him a domestic terrorist intent on carrying out mass killings.
Defense attorneys urged Hazel to spare Hasson from a prison term.
Hasson's lawyers accused prosecutors of fabricating a bogus narrative that he was planning a terrorist attack.