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White supremacist wanted in Canada found in small North Dakota town

Aug. 23, 2013 at 11:56 AM   |   Comments

TORONTO, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- A man wanted by Canadian police for hate crimes has been found in a small U.S. town where he is allegedly setting up a Nazi-style society, officials say.

Paul Craig Cobb, 62, showed up in Leith, N.D., a town of about 20 people, about two years after the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said he was due to be charged with inciting hatred against an identifiable group, The Toronto Star reported Thursday.

Cobb bought 12 parcels of land around Leith, Grant County Recorder Joyce Stern said.

Two of the parcels were resold for $1 each to two known white supremacists.

Cobb appears to be interested in having other white nationalists join him.

Writing on whitenationalist.org in May 2012, Cobb said: "Been waiting quite a few months to spring this. Now is the time. ... It is this place."

He added new residents would have to fly banners such as the Nazi flag and register to vote to ensure "political control."

Grant County Sheriff Steve Bay said Cobb hasn't caused any problems since his arrival. Bay said he was not aware of Cobb's background until an investigator for the Southern Poverty Law Center visited recently.

The RCMP said extradition of Cobb isn't possible because there are no comparable hate incitement laws in the United States.

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