Montana terrorism suspect planning to change plea to guilty

MISSOULA – A man arrested in Bozeman for sympathizing with terrorist groups is scheduled to change his plea this week.

Court documents say Fabjan Alameti is set for an Aug. 28 hearing to change his plea in federal court.

A plea agreement says Alameti will plead guilty to two counts of making a false statement to a federal officer in a matter involving terrorism. Each count carries a maximum sentence of 8 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

If accepted, the court will dismiss two other charges against Alameti related to making false statements and possessing a firearm while using a controlled substance.