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Project 7 member sentenced for firearms violation

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MISSOULA — One of six people charged in a plot to acquire machine guns was sentenced Thursday to federal prison for more than two years.

Tracy Brockway, 34, of Whitefish, also must spend three years under supervised release and do 100 hours of community service. She pleaded guilty in September to conspiracy to possess illegal firearms.

In 2002, prosecutors said Brockway and others moved machine guns and explosives from the home of another person to Brockway's residence. Later, Brockway and another person fled from Brockway's home in Brockway's vehicle to evade law enforcement officers. Prosecutors said they were arrested after a chase and a minor traffic accident in Kalispell and possessed two machine guns and a pistol.

Federal prosecutors said the six defendants are believed to belong to a group known as Project 7. Flathead County officials said the group plotted to kill local law enforcement and government officials, among other things.

Project 7 is named after the county designator on Flathead County license plates.

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