Raymond Duda, FBI Special Agent in Charge in Seattle, speaks as he stands next to a poster that was mailed earlier in the year to the home of Chris Ingalls
Raymond Duda, FBI Special Agent in Charge in Seattle, speaks as he stands next to a poster that was mailed earlier in the year to the home of Chris Ingalls
Photo: AP
Raymond Duda, FBI Special Agent in Charge in Seattle, speaks as he stands next to a poster that was mailed earlier in the year to the home of Chris Ingalls

U.S. jails neo-Nazi over plot to target Jewish journalists

Extremist sentenced to 16 months behind bars after joining three other co-conspirators in plot to terrorize Jewish and black reporters working to uncover anti-Semitism

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Published: 12.10.20 , 22:25
The U.S. federal prosecutors handed a jail term to a 21-year-old neo-Nazi from Arizona over a plot to target Jewish and African American journalists in a fear campaign.
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  • The man, identified as Johnny Roman Garza, will spend 16 months behind bars, U.S. media report.
    Raymond Duda, FBI Special Agent in Charge in Seattle, speaks as he stands next to a poster that was mailed earlier in the year to the home of Chris IngallsRaymond Duda, FBI Special Agent in Charge in Seattle, speaks as he stands next to a poster that was mailed earlier in the year to the home of Chris Ingalls
    Raymond Duda, FBI Special Agent in Charge in Seattle, speaks as he stands next to a poster that was mailed earlier in the year to the home of Chris Ingalls
    (Photo: AP)
    Garza is said to be a member of the so-called Atomwaffen Division, a neo-Nazi group reportedly established in 2015 and initially based in the southern U.S.
    In September, he admitted to joining three other co-conspirators in a plot to terrorize Jewish and black reporters working to uncover anti-Semitism.
    Garza "enthusiastically embraced" the plot, "researching addresses for journalists and those who oppose hate in our communities," the prosecutors said, as cited by the New York Post.
    A capture from the Atomwaffen Division's recruiting videoA capture from the Atomwaffen Division's recruiting video
    Screengrab from an Atomwaffen Division recruitment video
    (Photo: Capture)
    In late January, Garza reportedly set up a poster featuring a mask-clad person armed with a Molotov cocktail near a burning house on the window of a Jewish magazine editor, warning the journalist of a visit from "your local Nazis."
    One of Garza's co-conspirators is set to be sentenced in February, while the other two will be tried in March.

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