JB Campbell wrote:FBI AGENT James R. Finchley A/K/A "Will White Williams"Fri Apr 15, 2005 04:5064.140.158.43
JB Campbell firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
AKA: "Will White Williams" of the National Alliance. Complete with US Army Special Forces fake ID.
Explosion of Hate
The Growing Danger of the National Alliance
Five local units, with about 20 followers each, meet around North Carolina. A regional office was established in Raleigh to enable the various local units to coordinate activities and to increase membership. Will Williams, who had been the NA's national membership coordinator, served as state regional coordinator until the spring of 1998 when he reportedly left the NA.
Williams had ties to the violent paramilitary White Patriot Party, which was active in the early 1980s and based in Angier, North Carolina. Williams recruited former White Patriot members into the NA. During the 1980s, Richard Vanderford, currently the coordinator for the NA's local unit in Siler City, also belonged to the Klan and the White Patriot Party. The NA's phone number in Siler City, in use by the group since 1992, was formerly employed as a "white power" hotline number by the Klan and the White Patriot Party. NA members operate four other telephone hotline numbers in the state.
Currently, North Carolina NA members use gun shows as a main venue for attracting new people to the NA. The group is not always well received at these events. In January 1998, sponsors of a gun show in Greensboro asked the NA to close shop after attendees complained about the group's literature. A National Guardsman ordered Williams and other NA representatives to leave a gun show at a National Guard Armory in Morrisville, North Carolina, in April 1996.
The group's literature has been distributed in Elon College, Greensboro, and Fayetteville. In May 1997, several NA followers attended a Confederate Memorial Day rally in Alamance County. Members have also participated in fund raising. Like other followers around the country, they have raised money for the organization by holding gun raffles. A 1996 raffle of an AK-47 semiautomatic rifle allegedly raised nearly $2,000 for the group.
Two North Carolina NA members have been involved in recent lawsuits. In a case that highlighted the clash between different branches of the white supremacist movement, Will Williams sued Harold Covington of the National Socialist White People's Party (NSWPP) in 1997 for making defamatory statements about him. Their fight escalated on the Internet where the two regularly exchanged insults. Williams won his suit against Covington in the spring of 1998, and was awarded a judgment of over $110,000.
In 1995, NA member Paul Lennon was arrested on felony weapons charges by a sheriff's deputy who had followed him off the grounds of a Wilmington high school. Lennon had been handing out white supremacist literature at the school and when he left the campus, the officer trailing him found a loaded pistol on the front seat of Lennon's car. Law enforcement officials also discovered NA literature in the vehicle. The weapons charges against Lennon were later dropped. In 1996, Lennon filed two lawsuits in connection with the case: he sued law enforcement officials for false arrest and defamation, and brought a libel suit against a Wilmington newspaper for misrepresenting his beliefs and implying his involvement in the murder of a Black couple. Lennon claimed that the newspaper caused him to lose his position as a pilot at Continental Airlines, and prevented him from finding another job. Both cases were dismissed, but Lennon intends to appeal the decisions.
Another incident that has brought attention to the NA's presence in North Carolina involved the group's alleged attempt to recruit soldiers from Fort Bragg. In April 1995, the NA reported that one of its members had placed a large billboard outside of the army base, which advertised the NA's message and hotline phone number.
FBI AGENT James R. Finchley A/K/A "John Doe Number Two"
Thu Apr 14, 2005 16:44
FBI Agent Penetrated Into The Heart of Darkness
5.11 a.m. ET (9: 11 GMT) June 5, 1999
By Wendy Nakamura, Associated Press
WASHINGTON DC (AP) - For almost fourteen years, he lived in a world of hatred, bigotry, and violence.
He attended Klan rallies and meetings of buttoned-down intellectual racists in business suits in the most upmarket hotels. He met and hosted Holocaust deniers like German- Canadian Ernst Zundel and British author David Irving. He was there at cross-burnings and street marches, waving a picket sign or a Confederate battle flag and always shouting the loudest of any among his White supremacist cohorts. He drank beer with Skinhead gangs, swapped jokes with them about African-Americans, Hispanics, and Jews, and heard them plot hate crimes and racial assaults. He cruised the Internet, posting racist messages to computer bulletin boards and newsgroups, making contacts with neo-Nazis and nationalist extremists the world over. He infiltrated the inner councils of almost every top hate group in the United States and even in Europe. He even filed a libel suit against another White supremacist who claimed he was an FBI informant.
But he was.
Last month FBI Special Agent James R. Finchley, a decorated Vietnam veteran and "one of the best and bravest men ever to graduate out of Quantico" according to a former instructor at the world-famous FBI academy who knew him and trained him, came in from the cold at last, after successfully carrying out the longest-running deep-cover infiltration of any criminal or terrorist underworld in the history of American law enforcement.
Finchley's fourteen years in the White racist underground produced only a handful of actual prosecutions, but "that wasn't his primary mission," according to the former director of the FBI's Behavioral Science Unit at Quantico, Kenneth M. Lanning. "He was there to listen and learn, and the wealth of information he obtained for us is beyond price."
"It is not too much to say that we now know virtually everything there is to know about organized race hatred in this country. These guys [White supremacist activists and leaders] couldn't go to the can without us knowing about it," Lanning said.
FBI Director Louis Freeh was not available for comment, but U. S. Attorney General Janet Reno told a reporter, "We usually do not make any public statement on covert operations of this nature until all criminal cases associated with an investigation have been brought to a conclusion, but I will say that Special Agent Finchley displayed uncommon courage, resourcefulness, and initiative in a very complex and often dangerous situation."
Finchley's cover was so deep he is reported to have actually married one woman who was involved in a White supremacist group he wanted to penetrate. On that occasion he went to St. Petersburg, Russia to meet and bring to America a Russian woman who was to be the "mail order bride" of a nationally known White supremacist leader who was banned from entering the country because of his views.
Finchley was so taken with the woman that he persuaded her to marry him instead, allegedly in order to keep her out of the clutches of the racist leader. Soon afterwards he and his Russian wife amicably divorced and Agent Finchley arranged for her to get a green card and relocate to Florida.
Justice Department sources are close-mouthed about many of the details of Finchley's fourteen-year odyssey into the murky underworld of racism and hate. "There are still some loose ends to be tied up, and once this gets out there are going to be some very angry White supremacists out there," said a spokesman for the Department. The source refused to say whether Agent Finchley had been moved into the Witness Protection Program or what measures were being taken to prevent retaliation by Finchley's former comrades in the racist movement.
Possibly the most bizarre event of Finchley's long- running undercover operation was when he was accused of having been involved in the Oklahoma City bombing as "John Doe Number Two" by the editor of a racist newsletter who had long suspected Finchley of being a Federal agent. Finchley took an absolutely unprecedented step: he sued the editor for libel and obtained a 110,000 default judgment when the defendant didn't show up in court to try the case.
"I don't know if he's been successful in collecting any of the money the judge awarded him," said Lanning.
Zundelsite ZGram - June 13, 1999
... Last month FBI Special Agent James R. Finchley, a decorated Vietnam veteran
... of having been involved in the Oklahoma City bombing as "John Doe Number ...
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