Columbia County man sentenced for providing material support to terrorists

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ALBANY – A Hudson man was sentenced in federal court in Albany to 12 years and one month in prison followed by three years of supervised release following his guilty plea last January to providing material support to terrorists to help another man modify an industrial-grade radiation device intended to be used to kill Muslims in the Albany area.
Eric Feight, 55, of Hudson admitted he had assisted Glendon Scott Crawford by designing and building a remote initiation unit to allow the radiation device to be activated from a distance.
Crawford was convicted after a federal court trial last August on a charge of conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction and two other terrorism charges. He is scheduled to be sentenced next March and faces up to life in prison.
Crawford, a self-proclaimed Ku Klux Klan member, sought financial support for his plot from the KKK, and Feight.  He later met with individuals they believed to be KKK financiers to advance their scheme to kill innocent people. Those individuals were FBI agents posing as businessmen connected to the KKK who were willing to support the scheme.