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Judge dismisses one count against neo-Nazi

Ruling that communications to others urging the death of a civil rights lawyer could not be considered a “true threat,” a Roanoke federal judge has dismissed one of the convictions of neo-Nazi William A. White. Three other convictions of threats or intimidation were upheld by Senior U.S. District Judge James C. Turk.

White, a Roanoke landlord who ran a white supremacist Web site, is scheduled to be sentenced in April. He also faces civil claims in connection with his communications to others, including lawyers involved in a Virginia civil rights action.

By Peter Vieth

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