By Allan Lengel
WASHINGTON — The self-proclaimed commander of a Neo Nazi group in Roanoke, Va., was convicted on Friday in federal court in Virginia of intimidating individuals by threatening them and posting some of their names, addresses, phone numbers and other personal information on a Neo-Nazi website, authorities said.
From 2006 to 2008, William A. “Bill” White of the neo-Nazi group American National Socialist Workers Party, went after a bank employee over a financial dispute and others involved in a federal anti-discriminatory housing lawsuit, authorities charged.
“These communications included late night telephone calls to the victims’ homes, during which he would identify himself as the leader of a white supremacist group; emails to the victims in which he would make threatening statements; and posting the victims’ names, addresses, phone numbers, and other personal information on neo-Nazi Web sites, sometimes accompanied by language advocating the murder of the targeted victim,” the Justice Department said in a press release.
He was also convicted of threatening a human rights lawyer from Canada and a university administrator responsible for implementing a diversity program, the Justice Department said.
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