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Neo-Nazi group members linked to attack plot at Virginia gun rights rally plead guilty

White Supremacists Arrested
Posted at 6:09 PM, Jun 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-10 18:10:35-04

GREENBELT, Md. -- Two neo-Nazi group members whose talk of planning an attack at a Virginia gun rights rally was secretly recorded by the FBI have pleaded guilty to gun charges and obstruction of justice.

Patrik Jordan Mathews, Brian Mark Lemley Jr. and a third member of The Base were arrested on federal charges in Maryland ahead of the January 2020 rally at Virginia’s Capitol in Richmond.

Mathews and Lemley entered their guilty pleas at separate hearings on Thursday.

They are scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 28.

White Supremacists Arrested
FILE - In this file image from a Jan. 1, 2020, surveillance video released by the U.S. Attorney's office in Maryland, Brian Mark Lemley Jr, right, and Patrik Mathews leave a store in Delaware where they purchased ammunition and paper shooting targets. In a court filing Wednesday, March 11, 2020, Lemley, accused of joining a white supremacist group and discussing violence at a gun rights rally in Virginia, is seeking his pretrial release from federal custody. (U.S. Attorney via AP, File)