Roanoke Neo-Nazi Indicted for Threats, Witness Intimidation


By: Jim Kouri, CPP

William A. “Bill” White, the self-proclaimed Commander of the neo-Nazi group the American National Socialist Workers Party, was indicted by a federal grand jury for threatening five individuals and for attempting to intimidate litigants in a federal housing discrimination lawsuit, the Justice Department announced today.

White, who was also recently indicted in the Northern District of Illinois for soliciting the murder of a former federal juror, was charged with five counts of communicating threats in interstate commerce, one count of communicating an extortionate threat in interstate commerce, and one count of witness intimidation.

According to the indictment, from late 2006 through mid 2008, White targeted individuals with whom he disagreed on either racial issues, or, in one instance, for personal reasons.

The indictment alleges a pattern of communications which resulted in the victims fearing for their personal safety. These alleged 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.

In one instance, White allegedly sought a personal financial benefit from his threats. In another instance, he allegedly sent letters to the homes of individuals involved in a federal housing discrimination suit. These letters allegedly included racial epithets and caused the victims to feel that they may suffer dire consequences for their participation in the lawsuit.

If found guilty of communicating threats in interstate commerce, White faces a maximum punishment of five years in prison for each count of the indictment. If found guilty of communicating extortionate threats in interstate commerce, White faces a maximum punishment of 20 years in prison. If found guilty of witness intimidation, White faces a maximum punishment of ten years in prison. Each of the aforementioned charges also entails a potential fine of up to $250,000.

The case was investigated by Special Agent David Church of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, in conjunction with Assistant U.S. Attorney Tom Bondurant from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and Special Legal Counsel Barry Kowalski and Special Litigation Counsel Paige Fitzgerald from the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Source: U.S. Department of Justice



Jim Kouri, CPP is currently fifth vice-president of the National Association of Chiefs of Police and he’s a staff writer for the New Media Alliance (thenma.org). In addition, he’s the new editor for the House Conservatives Fund’s weblog. Kouri also serves as political advisor for Emmy and Golden Globe winning actor Michael Moriarty.

He’s former chief at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed “Crack City” by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at a New Jersey university and director of security for several major organizations. He’s also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country. Kouri writes for many police and security magazines including Chief of Police, Police Times, The Narc Officer and others. He’s a news writer for TheConservativeVoice.Com and PHXnews.com. He’s also a columnist for AmericanDaily.Com, MensNewsDaily.Com, MichNews.Com, and he’s syndicated by AXcessNews.Com. He’s appeared as on-air commentator for over 100 TV and radio news and talk shows including Oprah, McLaughlin Report, CNN Headline News, MTV, Fox News, etc. His book Assume The Position is available at Amazon.Com. Kouri’s own website is located at http://jimkouri.us

About The Author Jim Kouri, CPP:
Jim Kouri, CPP is currently fifth vice-president of the National Association of Chiefs of Police and he's a columnist for The Examiner (examiner.com) and New Media Alliance (thenma.org). In addition, he's a blogger for the Cheyenne, Wyoming Fox News Radio affiliate KGAB (www.kgab.com). Kouri also serves as political advisor for Emmy and Golden Globe winning actor Michael Moriarty. He's former chief at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed "Crack City" by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at a New Jersey university and director of security for several major organizations. He's also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country. Kouri writes for many police and security magazines including Chief of Police, Police Times, The Narc Officer and others. He's a news writer and columnist for AmericanDaily.Com, MensNewsDaily.Com, MichNews.Com, and he's syndicated by AXcessNews.Com. Kouri appears regularly as on-air commentator for over 100 TV and radio news and talk shows including Fox News Channel, Oprah, McLaughlin Report, CNN Headline News, MTV, etc. To subscribe to Kouri's newsletter write to COPmagazine@aol.com and write "Subscription" on the subject line.
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