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Neo-nazi group leader scheduled for federal court sentencing

Neo-nazi group leader scheduled for federal court sentencing
Posted at 12:49 PM, Jan 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-09 12:49:17-05

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Prosecutors are seeking a maximum 11-year sentence for a neo-Nazi group leader who stockpiled explosive material in the Florida apartment where a friend killed their two roommates, calling him an unrepentant ideologue who poses a serious danger once he gets out.
    
The sentencing of 22-year-old Brandon Russell is scheduled for 9 a.m. Tuesday in federal court in Tampa.
    
Devon Arthurs, Russell's friend, awaits trial in state court, accused of fatally shooting their two roommates, 18-year-old Andrew Oneschuk and 22-year-old Jeremy Himmelman, both of Massachusetts.
    
Russell wasn't charged in the May 2017 killings, which exposed the four roommates' membership in an obscure neo-Nazi group that formed on the internet. Arthurs and Russell co-founded Atomwaffen Division, which is German for "atomic weapon."

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