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White Supremacist Admits Threats In Pittsburgh Synagogue Trial

Hardy Carroll Lloyd, a self-proclaimed white supremacist, pleaded guilty to making online threats toward the jury and witnesses at the trial of a man who killed 11 congregants at a Pittsburgh synagogue. Lloyd admitted in federal court that the actual or perceived Jewish faith of government witnesses and victims in the trial of Robert Bowers prompted him to target the jury and witnesses, the Associated Press reports. Prosecutors said Lloyd, who was arrested on Aug. 10, sent threatening social media posts and emails along with comments on websites during Bowers’ trial. Bowers was sentenced to death last month after a jury determined that capital punishment was appropriate.


“Hardy Lloyd attempted to obstruct the federal hate crimes trial of the deadliest antisemitic attack in American history,” said Attorney General Merrick Garland. “His guilty plea underscores that anyone who attempts to obstruct a federal trial by threatening or intimidating jurors or witnesses will be met with the full force of the Justice Department.” In May 2022, the Texas Department of Public Safety offered a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to Lloyd’s arrest after he allegedly posted a series of comments online threatening to carry a firearm onto the Texas Capitol grounds and challenge any police officer who tried to “take enforcement actions” against him.

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