White supremacist sentenced to 19 years for plot to bomb Colorado synagogue

An anti-Semitic white supremacist was sentenced to nearly two decades in prison after he plotted to blow up Colorado’s second-oldest synagogue.

Richard Holzer, 28, was sentenced in Colorado federal court Friday after pleading guilty to attempting to use explosives and fire to prevent the free exercise of religion and attempting to use explosives or fire to damage or destroy a building used in interstate commerce.

Holzer was arrested in November 2019 after he communicated with undercover federal agents online about the plot. Holzer’s plan to attack the Temple Emanuel in Pueblo escalated from poisoning to using Molotov
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