White Supremacist Pleads Guilty to Las Vegas Synagogue, ADL Office Bomb Plot

(AP-New York Times) Conor Climo, 24, a self-described white supremacist, pleaded guilty Monday in Las Vegas to collecting bomb-making materials and planning to bomb a synagogue or office of the Anti-Defamation League. U.S. District Judge James Mahan questioned him about his membership in Feuerkrieg Division, an offshoot of a U.S.-based neo-Nazi group called Atomwaffen Division. He was interviewed wearing military-style battle gear in September 2016 by a local television news crew as he patrolled his neighborhood carrying an assault rifle, survival knife, and extended-capacity ammunition magazines. After the FBI's Las Vegas-area Joint Terrorism Task Force began investigating Climo last April, he spent several months telling an informant of detailed plans to firebomb a synagogue near his home, according to court documents. He said he wanted other people to join him to shoot people fleeing the flames.

2020-02-12 00:00:00

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