Charlottesville rally planner faces jail for defying orders

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – AUGUST 12: Rescue workers and medics tend to many people who were injured when a car plowed through a crowd of anti-facist counter-demonstrators marching through the downtown shopping district August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia. The car plowed through the crowed following the shutdown of the “Unite the Right” rally by police […]

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – An organizer of the white nationalist rally in Virginia that erupted in violence in 2017 is facing jail time for failing to comply with court orders in a federal lawsuit.

A group backing the suit says U.S. District Judge Norman Moon on Monday ordered Elliott Kline to report to a U.S. Marshals office on Jan. 6. Integrity First for America said in a news release that the judge also ordered Kline to pay $600 in sanctions to plaintiffs who sued him and other far-right extremists who organized the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville. 

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