Idaho militia group members resign, say leader took money

Posted at 4:37 PM, Sep 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-29 06:13:52-04

More than 30 members of an Idaho militia group say they've resigned after the group's president spent $2,900 in donations on personal items -- rather than using it to help four Idaho men facing charges from a 2014 armed standoff with government agents in Nevada.

The 36 members in mainly leadership positions of Idaho 3% announced the resignations Tuesday.

The former members contend that Brandon Curtiss used the money for unauthorized car accessory purchases and other charges.

Curtiss said Tuesday he'd issue a statement but hasn't done so.

One of the four Idaho men facing charges is Scott Drexler of Challis.

His daughter, Chelsea Hamel, says the four men received only $429 from the militia group's donation efforts over the summer.

(by Associated Press)