Vincent Bertollini

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Vincent Bertollini
Born
Richard Vincent Bertollini

1939 (age 79–80)
United States
NationalityAmerican
OccupationBusiness executive

Richard Vincent Bertollini (born 1939) is an American former business executive, anti-semite and white supremacist who gained notoriety for providing financial support to Richard Butler, the founder of the Aryan Nations.

Bertollini, along with a close friend and former business partner, Carl Story (b. 1936), was notorious for running the Sandpoint, Idaho-based 11th Hour Remnant Messenger, a Christian Identity ministry which worked closely with Butler's group and often mailed its racist pamphlets to area neighborhoods.[1]

Bertollini was arrested on April 12, 2006 by the FBI in Santa Fe, New Mexico after fleeing a drunk driving charge in Bonner County, Idaho, in July 2001.[2] On August 25, 2006 he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to two concurrent prison sentences of one to four years, both of which were suspended, and concurrent 6-month sentences in the Bonner County Jail. The agreement also called for $10,000 in fines with $2,000 suspended, leaving a balance of $8,000.[3] In June 2007 he was sentenced to 41 months in prison in New Mexico after being found guilty of federal charges for being a fugitive in possession of firearms ("At the time of his arrest, agents discovered a sawed-off, 12-gauge shotgun with a shell racked into firing position. The search of the pickup truck he was driving also yielded a loaded .380-caliber semiautomatic pistol, federal court documents indicate.").[4]

After serving time at the federal prison in Florence, Colorado, he was released and since then, he has gotten part-time employment in order to supplement his monthly Social Security payments by using his new name (Vincent Bert), and moving to Albuquerque from Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he maintains a post office box.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Computer Millionaires Fund Hate". Anti-Defamation League. 2000. Archived from the original on 2007-06-30. Retrieved 2007-08-17.
  2. ^ "FBI catches Bertollini in New Mexico: Racist was fleeing DUI charge in Idaho". Spokesman Review. April 13, 2006. Retrieved 2007-08-17.
  3. ^ "Judge sentences Bertollini to six months in jail". Bonner County Daily Bee. August 26, 2006. Retrieved 2007-08-17.
  4. ^ "Bertollini receives 41-month federal sentence". Bonner County Daily Bee. June 26, 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-17.
  5. ^ http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2011/05/25/idaho-anti-semite-resurfaces-in-new-mexico-with-new-name-but-same-propaganda/