‘Sovereign Citizen’ Renounces Views
LAS VEGAS (AP) — An ex-convict who pleaded guilty to conspiring to kidnap random Las Vegas police officers told a Nevada judge that he no longer adheres to the anti-government philosophy that prosecutors say spurred the plot.
David Allen Brutsche used his chance to speak before sentencing Wednesday in a separate failure to register as a sex offender case to apologize and, in his words, renounce his sovereign citizen beliefs.
Senior Clark County District Court Judge J. Charles Thompson sentenced the 43-year-old Brutsche to 188 more days in jail.
Brutsche could be released by August.
The sentence was expected, as part of a deal that had Brutsche plead guilty Feb. 3 to felony conspiracy to kidnap police officers.
He’s expected to receive five years’ probation in that case at sentencing April 7.
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