This story has been through the ringer. Bill White is now in prison on charges of threats and intimidation, but it looked as though he might have been released by winter.
Well, it might not be a White Christmas after all, because there is now a reinstatement of charges against him.
From the Roanoke Times
Monday, June 28, 2010
Jailed Roanoke neo-Nazi Bill White faces jury intimidation trial in Chicago
By Laurence Hammack | The Roanoke Times
William A. White, the leader of a Roanoke-based neo-Nazi organization, is facing criminal charges once again.
The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago, in a decision released today, reinstated a charge that White encouraged violence against the foreman of a jury that convicted a fellow white supremacist years ago.
A Chicago judge dismissed the charge last July, before White went on trial in Roanoke and was convicted of similar charges. White, who is serving a 21⁄2-year prison sentence, will now be returned to Chicago for another trial.
Federal prosecutors in Chicago say that White posted the name, address and telephone of the foreman of a jury that convicted Matthew Hale, the former head of the neo-Nazi World Church of the Creator, of plotting have a federal judge killed.
Although White made no direct threats against the juror, prosecutors argued that the post must be viewed in the context of other material on overthrow.com, the now-defunct website that served as a megaphone for the neo-Nazi’s inflammatory words.
In its decision, the Court of Appeals noted that White once wrote that “everyone associated with the Matt Hale trial has deserved assassination for a long time.”
White, who moved to Roanoke in 2004 and created the American National Socialist Workers Party, is currently serving time for the racially-motivated threats and harassment of people in Missouri, Delaware and Virginia Beach.