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Tuesday, November 18, 2008
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Member of Aryan Brotherhood Indicted for Bias-motivated Assault with Intent to Murder

WASHINGTON — A federal grand jury in Dallas, Texas, indicted Timothy York, a member of the United/Universal Aryan Brotherhood, on two counts of bias-motivated assault.

According to the indictment, on Dec. 28, 2007, Timothy York assaulted his prison cell-mate with intent to commit murder, by using a ligature made from his prison clothing. At the time, York was detained at Seagoville Federal Correctional Institution. The grand jury further alleged that York targeted his cell-mate, who was Jewish, because of his actual or perceived race, religion, national origin and ethnicity.

 If convicted, York faces up to 30 years in prison, a $500,000 fine and five years of supervised release.

 An indictment is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

The case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It will be prosecuted by Jared Fishman, Trial Attorney for the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, and Sarah Saldana, Assistant U.S Attorney for the Northern District of Texas.