The Nation

The leader of a white supremacist group was convicted in Fort Smith, Ark., of racketeering charges related to fires at a Jewish center and a homosexual church and the bombing of a natural gas pipeline. A federal jury deliberated less than two hours before convicting James D. Ellison, 38, founder and spiritual leader of the Covenant, the Sword and the Arm of the Lord, described by the FBI as a survivalist, white supremacist organization.

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