Defense Witnesses Testify In Alaska Militia Trial

An FBI informant testified Thursday that he was approached by the head of a Fairbanks militia and asked to serve arrest warrants on Alaska judges.

Bill Fulton – called as a witness by a defense attorney for Schaeffer Cox – says he was given the task of finding out Cox’s plan for arresting and detaining judges at a meeting in Fairbanks in June 2010.

But other defense witnesses testified that it was Fulton – the former owner of an Anchorage military supply store and private security service – who pushed a plan that Cox didn’t seem to know about.

An adviser to Cox, Bill Rensel, says Fulton was confrontational and talked about money he would lose on people and material he had arranged to take to Fairbanks for the job.