NATO 3

Brent Vincent Betterly (left), Jared Chase and Brian Church | Chicago Police photos

NATO 3 Sentenced To 5 To 8 Years In Prison

Three men convicted for making crude incendiary devices to potentially disrupt the NATO summit in Chicago two years ago were sentenced to five to eight years in prison on Friday.

04/25/2014

Brian Church, Jared Chase and Brent Vincent Betterly

Prosecutors Seek 14 Years For “NATO 3″

A judge will decide whether to heed the prosecutors’ request that three protesters accused of plotting Molotov cocktail attacks at a 2012 NATO summit in Chicago serve more than a decade in prison.

04/25/2014

Brent Vincent Betterly (left), Jared Chase and Brian Church | Chicago Police photos

Sentencing For NATO 3 Set For April 25

A Cook County judge Friday set a tentative April 25 date for post-trial motions and sentencing of three out-of-town activists known as the NATO 3, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.

03/01/2014

Brian Church, Jared Chase and Brent Vincent Betterly

Jury Finds NATO 3 Guilty Of Lesser Charges

A jury deciding whether three young men, dubbed the NATO 3, are would-be terrorists, reached a verdict on Friday.

02/07/2014

Terror Plot Suspects

Fate Of ‘NATO 3′ Now In Hands Of Jury

It is now up to a jury to decide if three young men, dubbed the NATO 3 are would-be terrorists.

02/06/2014

Brian Church, Jared Chase and Brent Vincent Betterly

Defense: Anti-NATO Activist Was Drunk While Discussing Attacks

Lawyers for two of the so-called NATO 3 defendants argued in court Tuesday that the only thing their clients proved skilled at destroying were cases of beer — not the 2012 NATO Summit, which prosecutors contend the three out-of-towners were intent on disrupting.

02/05/2014

Brian Church, Jared Chase and Brent Vincent Betterly

Trial Begins For ‘NATO 3′ Protesters Accused Of Firebomb Plot

Defense attorney Sarah Gelsomino told the jury that her clients don’t represent a terrorism case. “Not even close,” she said, arguing that prosecutors have exaggerated the defendants’ actions.

01/21/2014

Terror Plot Suspects

‘NATO 3′ Ask Judge To Toss Terrorism Charges

Lawyers for three out-of-state men known as the “NATO 3″ – who have been accused of plotting to firebomb political targets during the NATO Summit last spring – have asked a Cook County judge to dismiss the terrorism charges against them.

WBBM Newsradio–01/25/2013

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‘NATO 3′ Plead Not Guilty To Firebombing Plot

Three anti-NATO protesters have pleaded not guilty to charges they were planning to use Molotov cocktails to attack Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s home, President Barack Obama’s campaign headquarters, and several police stations.

CBS Chicago–07/02/2012

Terror Plot Suspects

Defense Attorneys Release Indictment Against NATO 3, Call Charges ‘Politicized’

Defense attorneys have released an indictment handed up by a Cook County grand jury, against three out-of-town men behind held on terrorism-related charges for their alleged activities before the NATO summit.

CBS Chicago–06/20/2012

Terror Plot Suspects

‘NATO 3′ Indicted, But Prosecutors Keeping Details Secret

Three out-of-state men were indicted in court Tuesday morning, on accusations that they plotted to attack President Barack Obama’s campaign headquarters and Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s house during the NATO Summit, but prosecutors declined to share copies of the indictment with defense attorneys.

CBS Chicago–06/12/2012

Brent Vincent Betterly, 24, is one of three anti-NATO protesters arrested on terrorism charges, for allegedly plotting to use Molotov cocktails to use on Mayor Rahm Emanuel's home, President Barack Obama's campaign headquarters, and a number of police stations. (Credit: Chicago Police)

‘NATO 3′ Defendant Wants To Resolve Terrorism Case Here First

One of the accused “NATO 3” wants to resolve terrorism charges in Cook County before returning to Florida to deal with a pending case there.

06/04/2012

Sebastian Senakiewicz is charged with conspiracy planning, for allegedly plotting to use Molotov cocktails to disrupt the NATO summit. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Another Court Appearance Coming For A NATO Summit Plot Suspect

Another round of court appearances is coming up Wednesday for several people arrested for alleged violent plots in the days leading up to the NATO Summit.

CBS Chicago–05/23/2012

Terror Plot Suspects

Attorneys: ‘NATO 3′ Defendants Arrested To Justify Summit Security

Defense attorneys for the three men accused of making firebombs to attack police and other high-profile targets during the NATO Summit claimed police and prosecutors fabricated the charges to justify the intense security measures put in place for the summit.

CBS Chicago–05/22/2012

Terror Plot Suspects

What Do We Know About The ‘NATO 3’?

Three anti-NATO protesters stand charged of plotting to target police stations with Molotov cocktails. But who are they?

05/19/2012