Jury Finds Neo-Nazi Bill White Liable for $545,000.00

We reported on this earlier in the week how Neo-Nazi Bill White sent out hate mail to an predominantly African American section 8 housing development in Virginia a few years back.

Well, these tenants today won their case and Bill is going to have to pay up for his poor choice of communication.

From wdbj7.com

Jury awards damages in Neo Nazi case Civil trial jury finds Bill White liable

Mike Redding

Managing Editor

3:42 PM EDT, August 27, 2010

The jury has awarded plaintiffs $545,000.00 in compensatory damages in the Bill White civil trial. White is the head of a Roanoke-based neo-Nazi group and is currently in prison for making racially motivated threats. No punitive damages were awarded in the civil case.

In the civil case, five African-American tenants from Virginia Beach alleged that Bill White harassed them after they had filed a law suit against their white landlord. Today the civil trial jury held Bill White liable.

The claims made against White were: “violating federal fair housing law,” “racially-motivated harassment or intimidation,” and “intentional infliction of emotional distress.”

In December, 2009, White was found guilty of four criminal charges in U.S. District Court in Roanoke. He was accused at that time of making threats to a newspaper columnist, a mayor and several others over the Internet and by telephone.

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