Prosecutors seek 5-year term for ex-leader of neo-Nazi group from Texas

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FILE – This undated file photo provided by the Alexandria Sheriff’s Office shows John Cameron Denton, founder and former leader of a neo-Nazi group called Atomwaffen Division. Federal prosecutors in Virginia are seeking a five-year prison sentence for Denton, who pleaded guilty to conspiring with other far-right extremists to threaten dozens of targets, including a predominantly African American church, a sitting U.S. Cabinet member and journalists. U.S. District Judge Liam O’Grady is scheduled to sentence Denton on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. (Alexandria Sheriff’s Office via AP, File)

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Virginia are seeking a five-year prison sentence for a former neo-Nazi group leader who pleaded guilty to conspiring with other far-right extremists to threaten dozens of targets, including a predominantly African American church, a sitting U.S. Cabinet member and journalists.

Prosecutors say John Cameron Denton, of Montgomery, Texas, and others involved in the “swatting” plot made at least 134 threats to injure people and institutions.

U.S. District Judge Liam O’Grady is scheduled to sentence Denton on Tuesday.

Prosecutors say Denton was a leader of a group called Atomwaffen Division.

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