Lawyer for accused neo-Nazi tries to dismiss weapons charges, suppress evidence - 2020-09-01
The lawyer representing Patrik Mathews is moving to quash criminal charges in a U.S. federal court against his client, a former Manitoba army reservist allegedly involved in a plot to trigger a race war.
Joseph Balter sought in an order Monday to dismiss two criminal charges. He also pushed the federal court to separate his client's trial from the legal proceedings of two co-accused.
Mathews vanished from his home in Beausejour, northeast of the city, last year amid allegations he was a recruiter for a white-supremacist group called The Base. At the time, he was a combat engineer with the 38 Canadian Brigade Group in Winnipeg.