Former Neo-Nazi Leader Pleads Guilty to Harassing Black Church in Virginia and Other People With Hoax Phone Calls

John C. Denton, age 26, a Neo-Nazi activist who in July 2020 pleaded guilty to “swatting” a historically African-American church and others. | Alexandria Sheriff’s Office

A former leader of a Neo-Nazi organization has pled guilty to conspiring to place hoax telephone calls targeting an African-American church in Virginia and others, including a former Trump administration official.

John C. Denton, a 26-year-old of Montgomery, Texas, faces as many as five years in prison after he entered a guilty plea Tuesday in federal court in Alexandria to conspiring to transmit threats, according to the Associated Press.