Feds recommend 10-month sentence for extremist in gun case
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Federal prosecutors are recommending a 10-month prison sentence and supervised release for a man whose relatives reported concerns about his behavior and far-right extremist rhetoric after last year’s Pittsburgh synagogue massacre.
Jeffrey Clark Jr. pleaded guilty to a federal gun charge in July. He is scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 13 in Washington, D.C. Clark has been jailed since his arrest 10 months ago, and could be released immediately if he receives the sentence that prosecutors recommended in a court filing Thursday.
The FBI said the 30-year-old Clark is a self-described white nationalist who followed Pittsburgh synagogue shooting suspect Robert Bowers on the Gab social media platform and called him a “hero” in a post after the October shooting that killed 11 and wounded seven at Tree of Life Synagogue.