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Published October 05, 2012, 08:59 AM

Fargo man pleads guilty for ordering 3 men to rob store

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A Fargo man has admitted to ordering three men in a drug trafficking ring to rob a convenience store.

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A Fargo man has admitted to ordering three men in a drug trafficking ring to rob a convenience store.

Fred Thompson pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to a pair of charges, including aiding and abetting a robbery in furtherance of drug trafficking.

Authorities say the 55-year-old Thompson told Steve Gibson, Mason Peet and Roger Butcher to rob a south Fargo Stop-N-Go store on Oct. 26. The three men had a .22 caliber rifle during the robbery.

Sentencing for Thompson is scheduled for Jan. 8. He faces up to life in prison.

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