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Virginia Neo-Nazi Convicted on Threat Charges

A Roanoke, Virginia, man has been convicted in U.S. District Court on four counts of threatening and intimidating people located in the United States and Canada.

On December 18, 2009, a jury convicted neo-Nazi leader Bill White, 32, on charges relating to threatening or intimidating four individuals. Specifically, White was found to have threatened a Citibank employee in Kansas City, Missouri; intimidated tenants in a Virginia Beach, Virginia, apartment complex, in an attempt to scare them from testifying in a housing discrimination case; threatened a University of Delaware administrator; and threatened a Canadian human rights attorney.

White, whose sentence is pending, could face up to 35 years in prison. The jury, which deliberated for under four hours after an eight-day trial, acquitted White on three other counts relating to alleged threats he made against a columnist for the Miami Herald and a New Jersey mayor.

Bill White espouses a neo-Nazi ideology and his vicious and occasionally violent rhetoric targets Jews, blacks, homosexuals, immigrants and other minority communities. White also glorifies the Nazi regime and Adolf Hitler; one of his stated goals is to "keep the vision of Adolf Hitler and National Socialism alive."

Prior to his imprisonment, neo-Nazi Bill White served as the "Commander" of the American National Socialist Worker's Party (ANSWP), a small, Virginia-based neo-Nazi group that he founded in the summer of 2006. Prior to forming ANSWP, White was a leader in the National Socialist Movement(NSM), often representing the face of the group to the media.

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