A suspected neo-Nazi has been sentenced to 30 months in federal prison for a gun crime, announced U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Erin Nealy Cox. Aiden Bruce-Umbaugh, 23, pleaded guilty to possession of firearms and ammunition by a prohibited person in Lubbock in January. Appearing via video teleconference from the Lubbock County Detention Center, the defendant was sentenced today before U.S. District Judge James Wesley Hendrix. According to his plea papers, Mr. Bruce-Umbaugh – who was arrested in November in Post, Texas, dressed in tactical gear – admitted to possessing AR-15 rifle, two AK-47 rifles, a Sig Sauer 9mm pistol, and assorted ammunition while being an unlawful user of a controlled substance. (Federal law prohibits unlawful users of controlled substances to possess firearms.) Mr. Bruce-Umbaugh admits he and Kaleb Cole were pulled over in a blue Ford in which law enforcement officers discovered the firearms, a small canister of marijuana, and a vial of THC oil. (…) In a detention hearing in November, prosecutors argued the government had reason to believe Mr. Bruce-Umbaugh is a member of AtomWaffen Division, a neo-Nazi hate group. In jailhouse phone calls, Mr. Bruce-Umbaugh allegedly referenced his affiliation with “the group,” declared he was “a Nazi,” and discussed a photo taken of him and another AtomWaffen Division member at the Auschwitz concentration camp, prosecutors said at the detention hearing.
via justice.gov: Suspected Neo-Nazi Sentenced to 2.5 Years for Gun Crime
siehe auch: Atomwaffen Division. Atomwaffen Division (AWD) is a terroristic national socialist organization that formed out of Iron March, an influential fascist forum that went offline in September 2017
siehe dazu auch: Suspected Atomwaffen Member Arrested, Charged With Gun Possession. Federal authorities continued a crackdown on the violent neo-Nazi organization Atomwaffen Division by indicting a suspected member on gun charges. A federal magistrate judge in Lubbock, Texas, last week ordered Aiden Bruce-Umbaugh held in jail pending trial. Bruce-Umbaugh, 23, of Olympia, Washington, pleaded not guilty after being indicted on a count of possession of a firearm by an unlawful user of a controlled substance. Hatewatch has identified at least 11 arrests of those with ties to Atomwaffen Division since 2017. Others have faced federal and state charges involving weapons possession, murder and possession of child pornography.