Minnesota Hmong have close ties to general charged with plotting against Laos

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Former Minnesota U.S. Attorney Tom Heffelfinger says he's working with members of the Hmong community in the defense of General Vang Pao. Pao and eight others were indicted by federal authorities yesterday on charges they conspired to topple the government in Laos. Pao has been in the United States for about 30 years, and even though he's no longer a military leader, he's still an important figure in Hmong history in America. Minnesota Public Radio's Toni Randolph reports.

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