U.S. prosecutors have been granted their request for more time to prepare for the “complex case” against a former army reservist and alleged neo-Nazi, according to court documents. Patrik Mathews and his two American cohorts, Brian Lemley Jr. and William Bilbrough, with alleged ties to a white supremacy group known as The Base, were arrested in January by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation. Mathews is facing two counts of transporting a firearm and ammunition with intent to commit a felony, being or aiding and abetting an alien in possession of a firearm, illegal possession of a machine gun and an unregistered machine gun, and destroying his cellphone with intent to obstruct an FBI investigation, and a maximum sentence of 60 years in prison. The court documents show that prosecutors requested a government consent motion to extend the trial date beyond the 70-day period normally required under the Speedy Trial Act, citing the facts that it’s a complex case, the discovery in the case is “voluminous,” and that defense counsel can’t “meaningfully prepare for trial or engage in discussions regarding disposition with the benefit of a review of discovery.”

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