Alleged Utah militia leader confesses to attempt to bomb USBLM cabin
SALT LAKE CITY — A man who authorities say led a Utah militia group pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to trying to blow up a remote Bureau of Land Management cabin.
William Keebler, 59, admitted to attempted destruction of federal property by use of an explosive in an agreement with the U.S. Attorney's Office. Prosecutors dropped a charge of carrying a firearm during a crime of violence. He could be sentenced to as much as 70 months in prison.