White supremacist twins charged in bombing

June 28, 2009 at 1:17 AM
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PHOENIX, June 28 (UPI) -- Twin white supremacists have been charged with mailing a parcel bomb to a city diversity office in Scottsdale, Ariz., in 2004.

Dennis and Daniel Mahon, both 58, were arrested Thursday in Illinois, The Kansas City (Mo.) Star reported Saturday. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Phoenix announced their indictment Friday.

"There are few criminal acts as cowardly as a parcel bomb," said Christopher White of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.

Dennis Mahon is a former resident of the Kansas City area, where he was imperial dragon of the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. He ran for alderman in Northmoor, Mo., on a platform that included keeping the town white.

Robert Fagan, Dennis Mahon's lawyer, described his client as a "(military) veteran and a contributing member of society."

"He's denied any knowledge or participation in this," Daniel Mahon's lawyer, Dennis Ryan, said. "He believes this is more about his views and his persona. He's at a loss of how he could have gotten to this point."

Federal agents searched the home of Tom Metzger, head of the White Aryan Resistance, in Warsaw, Ind., Thursday as part of the investigation.

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