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Now defense will get its say in Montana Freemen trial

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Now that prosecutors have rested their case, Montana Freemen, their sympathizers, their informants and even FBI agents are expected to appear as defense witnesses for 12 of the anti-government extremists.

The 65 witnesses listed by defense lawyers include Dale and Connie Jakes, who penetrated the Freeman operation for the FBI and wrote a book about the experience; Derek States, who introduced the Freemen to the undercover FBI agent who triggered their downfall; and FBI agents Randy Jackson and Daniel Vierthaler.The list also includes nine of the 12 defendants themselves, although most have refused even to enter the courtroom.