Detroit Jewish leader found on hit list of convicted killer and neo-Nazi
Toledo Blade reports that the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit and its leaders appear on the list alongside leaders of Detroit National Association for the Advancement of Colored People branch.
The FBI warned the head of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit that his name was on the hit list of a convicted killer and neo-Nazi sympathizer.
Scott Kaufman, CEO of the Detroit federation, was told last week that his name was on a list in a notebook kept by a Toledo man who was indicted last month on federal weapons charges.
The notebook was found December 21 in the raid on the home of Richard Schmidt, 47, who served jail time for voluntary manslaughter in the 1990 killing of a Toledo man. The list made reference to the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit and listed its leaders, the Toledo Blade reported.
Rev. Wendell Anthony, head of the Detroit branch of the NAACP, and his group also were on the list.
Federal agents who raided Schmidt's house said they seized a video of a 2005 national meeting of the National Socialist Movement, a white supremacist neo-Nazi group, and a national list of Jewish-owned businesses, according to reports.