Yes, Neo-Nazi Turner Was an FBI Informant, His Lawyer Confirms
Posted By Sonia Scherr On July 29, 2009 @ 1:56 pm In Neo-Nazi | 7 Comments
Neo-Nazi talk-radio host Hal Turner served as a paid FBI informant, his lawyer confirmed this week.
The Southern Poverty Law Center has  previously reported that Turner was on the FBI payroll. In 2008, unidentified hackers posted E-mail correspondence between Turner and an FBI agent who appeared to be his handler. The FBI refused to comment at the time on Turner’s relationship with the agency.
Now, Turner’s defense attorney, Michael Orozco, has told Hatewatch that Turner served as an FBI informant for roughly five years beginning in 2002. “I think when it comes out in the future as to what kind of role he had, people will be greatly surprised,” Orozco said.
He said Turner revealed information about a possible assassination plot against Obama. Orozco said the same thing at a bond hearing for Turner in Chicago on Tuesday, according to The Associated Press. Turner is charged with threatening to murder three federal judges.