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This undated file photo provided by the Ford County Sheriff's Office in Paxton, Ill., shows Michael Hari. (Ford County Sheriff's Office via AP File)

The leader of an Illinois anti-government militia group who authorities say masterminded the 2017 bombing of a Minnesota mosque was sentenced Monday to 53 years in prison on several civil rights and hate crimes for the attack, which left a community terrified.

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This undated file photo provided by the Ford County Sheriff's Office in Paxton, Ill., shows Michael Hari. (Ford County Sheriff's Office via AP File)

A jury on Wednesday convicted the leader of an Illinois anti-government militia group of several civil rights and hate crime charges in the 2017 bombing of a Minnesota mosque.