[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i.l.cnn.net/cnn/2009/LIVING/wayoflife/03/09/us.religion.less.christian/art.religion.survey.gi.jpg caption="The militia involved in the raids claims to be 'preparing for the end time battles to keep the testimony of Jesus Christ alive.'"]
CNN Wire Staff
Federal authorities plan to unseal charges Monday against several people arrested in a series of weekend raids in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana, prosecutors in Detroit said Sunday.
At least seven people were arrested on charges that were under seal over the weekend, a law enforcement source said Sunday.
Gina Balaya, spokeswoman for the U.S attorney's office in Detroit, said those charges will be revealed during a federal court hearing Monday.
Mike Lackomar, a county leader for the Southeast Michigan Volunteer Militia, said the target of the raid was a Christian militia group called the Hutaree. The group proclaims on a Web site that it is "preparing for the end time battles to keep the testimony of Jesus Christ alive."
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