A Cambodian-American tax preparer and accountant from Long Beach, Calif., went on trial in a Los Angeles federal court for plotting to take over Cambodia with a group of freedom fighters.

Opening arguments got underway in the trial of Yasith Chhun, 52, who faces charges of conspiracy to kill overseas, conspiracy to damage or destroy property in a foreign country, conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction outside America and violation of the Neutrality Act.

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