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Neo-Nazi Leader Sentenced  : Brandon Clint Russell, 22, of Tampa, Florida, was sentenced today to five years in federal prison for possessing an unregistered destructive device and for unlawful storage of explosive material.  Russell pleaded guilty on Sept. 27, 2017.

Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez of the Middle District of Florida, Special Agent in Charge Eric W. Sporre of the FBI’s Tampa Division, and Tampa Police Chief Brian Dugan made the announcement.  The sentence was issued by Senior U.S. District Judge Susan Bucklew.

“Russell, an active and founding member of a neo-Nazi group, was sentenced today by a federal judge after he unlawfully possessed and stored dangerous explosive materials in his home,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General Boente.  “This case is but one example of the National Security Division’s resolve to identify, disrupt and prevent terrorist threats, whether domestic or international.”

“I am thankful for the great collaboration and coordination among our law enforcement partners in bringing this case forward,” said U.S. Attorney Chapa Lopez.  “Their quick response and in-depth investigation has resulted in a successful prosecution.”

“This investigation exemplifies the close working relationship between Tampa area federal, state and local law enforcement agencies and highlights the importance of collaboration in diffusing potential threats to our community,” said Special Agent in Charge Sporre.

“This is the kind of case where our collaboration and close working relationships serve the public well,” said Police Chief Dugan.  “We’re grateful to our federal partners for this successful investigation and prosecution.” Read more

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Neo-Nazi Leader Sentenced  : Brandon Clint Russell, 22, of Tampa, Florida, was sentenced today to five years in federal prison for possessing an unregistered destructive device and for unlawful storage of explosive material.  Russell pleaded guilty on Sept. 27, 2017.  

Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez of the Middle District of Florida, Special Agent in Charge Eric W. Sporre of the FBI’s Tampa Division, and Tampa Police Chief Brian Dugan made the announcement.  The sentence was issued by Senior U.S. District Judge Susan Bucklew.

“Russell, an active and founding member of a neo-Nazi group, was sentenced today by a federal judge after he unlawfully possessed and stored dangerous explosive materials in his home,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General Boente.  “This case is but one example of the National Security Division’s resolve to identify, disrupt and prevent terrorist threats, whether domestic or international.”