Vegas Man Pleads Not Guilty To Synagogue, LGBTQ Plots

Self-Proclaimed White Supremacist Accused Of Plotting Attacks On Several Venues

Associated Press
September 17, 2019 - 9:03 am

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas man accused of assembling weapons to bomb and shoot people at a synagogue, a bar catering to LGBTQ customers or a fast-food restaurant has been indicted on a federal firearm charge.

Conor Climo’s appointed defense attorneys didn’t immediately respond Tuesday to messages about the indictment filed Sept. 11 in U.S. District Court in Nevada.

It accuses the 23-year-old Climo of possession of unregistered destructive devices found at his home following his arrest Aug. 8.

Court documents say Climo calls himself a white supremacist and communicated in encrypted internet chats with people about his hatred of Jewish people, homosexuals and African Americans.

He’s accused of sharing with an FBI informant detailed plans to attack a synagogue, and of sketching attacks on a downtown LGBTQ bar and a McDonald’s.

In a court appearance on Wednesday, Climo pleaded "not guilty" to all charges. He faces trial in November. Climo currently remains in federal custody