Va. Neo-Nazi Facing 35 Years in Prison for Online Threats

April 14, 2010

A Roanoke white supremacist faces up to 35 years in prison for making online threats. But prosecutors say the punishment should be greater because the victims include two children.

William A. White is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday. He was convicted in December of intimidating a group of apartment-complex residents in Virginia Beach, and threatening a university administrator in Delaware and a bank employee in Missouri.

A fourth count was dismissed in February.

Federal prosecutors say White also threatened two children whose mother had sued her landlord for housing discrimination. Sentencing guidelines allow longer terms if the victims are"unusually vulnerable" due to their age or mental or physical condition.

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