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Federal judge in Va. dismisses conviction against neo-Nazi

A federal judge in Virginia has dismissed one of four convictions against neo-Nazi leader William White.

U.S. District Judge James Turk cited a lack of evidence in dismissing a jury determination in December that the white supremacist had threatened Canadian human-rights lawyer Richard Warman.

Turk wrote in an opinion Thursday that unlike the other threats for which White was convicted, most of his comments weren't communicated directly to Warman.

Turk upheld the remaining three convictions: for intimidating a group of apartment-complex residents in Virginia Beach, and threatening a university administrator in Delaware and a bank employee in Missouri.

White is scheduled to be sentenced April 14. He faces up to 30 years in prison on the remaining charges.

-- Roanoke Times

By Washington Post Editors  |  February 5, 2010; 9:34 AM ET
Categories:  From the Courthouse , Virginia  
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