CRIMINAL CASE: U.S. v. White, Crim. No. 08-00054 (W.D. Va.. 2008).
Status: Conviction on four of seven counts.

Although similar charges in Illinois federal court were dismissed, neo-Nazi leader William White was separately charged with several crimes stemming from alleged threats that he sent via e-mail and posted on his website (; now defunct).

The court denied a motion to dismiss the claims on First Amendment grounds on Dec. 3, 2009, and the trial began the following week. 

After a eight-day trial, the jury convicted White on four counts, involving threats to a Citibank employee from Missouri, an  administrator at the University of Delaware, a human rights lawyer from Canada and two tenants of an apartment complex in Virginia Beach.  The jury acquitted White on two counts alleging threats against nationally syndicated Miami Herald columnist Leonard Pitts, and the former mayor of South Harrison township, N.J.   It also acquitted White on a charge that the threats against the Citibank employee were made with intent to extort.

White could be sentenced to as much as 35 years in prison.

Links and Court Documents:
Leader of American National Socialist Workers Party Indicted, U.S. Dept. of Justice (press release), Dec. 11, 2008 (pdf)
Dismissed charges in Chicago might not affect Roanoke case, Roanoke Times, July 26, 2009.
Trial could have anonymous jury, Roanoke Times, Nov. 26, 2009.
Judge: White trial will proceed, Roanoke Times, Dec. 3, 2009.
Neo-Nazi White's trial begins today, Roanoke Times, Dec. 9, 2009.
U.S. v. William White trial blog, Roanoke Times
Jury finds White guilty on 4 counts, Roanoke Times, Dec. 19, 2009.

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