White Nationalist Jailed After Trailer Park Brawl Joins New Neo-Nazi Group

An alt-right supporter, Matthew Heinbach, right, voices his displeasure at the media after a court hearing for James Alex Fields Jr., in front of court in Charlottesville, Va., Monday, Aug. 14, 2017.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
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Prominent white nationalist Matt Heimbach was named “director of community outreach” for the National Socialist movement, the largest neo-Nazi organization in the United States, according to a Sunday press release.

Heimbach completed a stint in jail in June following a chaotic four-way domestic abuse brawl at the Indiana trailer park where his former group, the Traditionalist Worker Party, was headquartered. He spent 38-days behind bars for violating his probation related to another incident, in which he harassed a black protester at a 2016 Trump campaign rally.

When Heimbach spoke to TPM after his release, he said he was catching up on season two of the “Handmaid’s Tale” and was “not involved in any politics right now.”

According to the NSM press release, Heimbach’s new role involves “community outreach projects” and handling “public and international relations.”

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