Virginia White Supremacist to Be Resentenced

William A. White convicted in 2009 of sending several racially charged letters to residents of a Virginia Beach apartment

By Jessica T. Johnson
|  Tuesday, Oct 23, 2012  |  Updated 2:00 PM EDT
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Va. White Supremacist to Be Resentenced

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A former neo-Nazi leader was headed back to court Tuesday for another sentencing hearing.

William A. White of Roanoke, Va., already served two and a half years for making threats and intimidation, but a panel of judges ordered a new sentence in May.

They said U.S. District Court Judge James Turk didn't apply the proper sentencing enhancement for targeting vulnerable victims.

Among other crimes, White was convicted in 2009 of sending several racially charged letters to residents of a Virginia Beach apartment, calling them "dirty parasites" and proclaiming that the white community's "patience with you and the government that coddles you runs thin," reports the Roanoke Times.

He allegedly addressed the letters to the young children of an apartment resident who was suing her landlord for discrimination.

This will be the second time White, 35, has been called back to court since his original sentencing. In September, he was sentenced to an additional 10 months for fleeing to Mexico without the permission of his probation officer.

White once led the Roanoke-based hate group American National Socialist Workers Party. Since his 2009 conviction, the group's online presence has been greatly diminished.

He is currently being held at the Roanoke City Jail.

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