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Las Vegas Neo-Nazi Arrested for Plotting Domestic Terrorist Attacks Against Gay Bar, Synagogues

The Justice Department announced that Conor Climo, 23 a suspected Neo-Nazi was charged Friday in connection to bomb-making materials after it was discovered that in encrypted online conversations in White Nationalist chat groups this year he discussed making Molotov Cocktails and explosive devices, used anti-Semitic and homophobic slurs, and discussed attacking an area synagogue and surveilling a gay bar for a domestic terrorist attack.

Via The Hill:

Climo was arrested Thursday morning following an FBI-led Joint Terrorism Task Force investigation and made his first appearance before a judge Friday afternoon.

“Threats of violence motivated by hate and intended to intimidate or coerce our faith-based and LGBT communities have no place in this Country,” U.S. Attorney Nicholas Trutanich said in a statement. “Law enforcement in Nevada remains determined to use the full weight of our investigative resources to prevent bias-motivated violence before it happens.” 

Prosecutors say Climo was in communication with individuals who belong to a white supremacist organization that the Justice Department says promotes attacks on the federal government, minorities and the LGBT community. 

Authorities say they seized a notebook during Climo’s arrest with several hand-drawn schematics for a potential Las Vegas-area attack and drawings of timed explosive devices. 

Climo faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

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