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The Nation

The leader of a militant survival group, who was arrested after a standoff with federal agents at his rural compound in the Ozarks, was set to go on trial in Fort Smith, Ark., on racketeering charges. James D. Ellison, 38, was arrested on federal weapons charges April 22 at the Marion County compound of the Covenant, the Sword and the Arm of the Lord. Ellison and four federal fugitives who are reputed members of The Order, a neo-Nazi group, surrendered peacefully after several days inside the armed compound.


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