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Coast Guard officer sentenced on firearms, drug charges

A Coast Guard officer suspected in a terror plot is sentenced to more than 13 years in prison on firearms and drug charges.

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.

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