Richard Holzer Bio – Richard Holzer Wiki
According to Richard Holzer Biography and Wikipedia, He is a white specialist who has been arrested by undercover FBI agents for plotting to carry out an explosion at a Jewish site. Alicia Akiva has the details. He was sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison on Friday.
Richard Holzer is 27-year-old as of 2021.
In October, Holzer pleaded guilty to trying to stop people from exercising their religion with an explosive or fire and trying to destroy a building used for interstate commerce in a plea deal with prosecutors.
Holzer was arrested on November 1, 2019, after receiving two fake tube bombs and 14 sticks of dynamite from undercover FBI agents that he planned to use at Temple Emanuel.
An agent posing as a white supremacist and approached Holzer online after seeing his social media posts promoting white supremacy and violence, based on facts agreed to by both parties as part of the plea deal.
After his arrest, Holzer said that “the event planned for tonight would define me as a person who would die for his people,” according to a statement from the Colorado United States Attorney’s office.
Temple Emanuel is the second oldest synagogue in Colorado. It was built in 1900 largely by descendants of immigrants from Central and Eastern Europe.
An avowed white supremacist was sentenced on Friday to 19-1/2 years in prison after pleading guilty months ago to a federal hate-crimes case stemming from a botched plot to bomb a historic Colorado synagogue in 2019.
Although the plot was thwarted, U.S. District Judge Raymond Moore said Holzer had sought “to terrorize the Jewish community” of Pueblo, a city of 112,000 residents about 100 miles south of Denver.
Temple Emanuel was the intended target, but federal agents infiltrated Holzer’s operation in 2019 and disrupted the plans. They said Holzer, a known white supremacist, wanted to drive the Jewish people out of Pueblo. Unsealed federal court documents revealed the FBI became aware that he made racist, anti-Semitic and threatening statements on social media prior to launching his plot.
Southern Colorado Man Sentenced to More Than 19 Years for Plotting to Blow Up Synagogue
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