Richard Vincent Bertollini
1939 (age 79–80)
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.
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. 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. 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.").
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.
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- "Judge sentences Bertollini to six months in jail". Bonner County Daily Bee. August 26, 2006. Retrieved 2007-08-17.
- "Bertollini receives 41-month federal sentence". Bonner County Daily Bee. June 26, 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-17.
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