Challenger of Holocaust Accused in Temple Fracas

The founder of a group that claims the Nazis did not exterminate millions of Jews during World War II was named Monday in a complaint filed by the city attorney's office in connection with a disturbance at a Jewish temple in West Los Angeles in June.

City Atty. James Hahn said William David McCalden, 37, entered Congregation Mogen David during a debate, made anti-Semitic remarks and violently resisted when asked to leave, damaging light fixtures and breaking the nose and a finger of a member of the congregation.

McCalden, who founded California-based Truth Missions, was accused of misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon, battery, trespassing, fighting in public and interfering with the civil rights of others. If convicted, he could face up to a year in jail and a fine of more than $18,000.

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