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Hal Turner

Hal TurnerAKA Harold Charles Turner

Born: 15-Mar-1962
Birthplace: Jersey City, NJ

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Matter of Dispute
Occupation: Activist, Radio Personality
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Internet agitator

Military service: USMC

White supremacist Hal Turner hosts an internet radio show, which got him arrested in June 2009 for allegedly inciting violence by telling listeners to "take up arms" against elected officials. Less than two weeks later he was arrested again, for alleged on-air death threats against federal judges William J. Bauer, Frank H. Easterbrook, and Richard Posner, after they upheld Chicago's handgun ban. Turner was the state's coordinator for Pat Buchanan's 1992 presidential campaign, and a frequent and welcome caller to Sean Hannity's radio show until about 2007, when Hannity stopped taking his calls.

In preparing his legal defense, Turner's attorney said that Turner had worked as a paid informant for the FBI. On 28 July 2009, US Attorney William Hogan told a federal judge that Turner's relationship with the FBI had ended "some time ago", and records later revealed that Turner code name "Valhalla" provided FBI anti-terror investigators with information about his followers for about five years, beginning in 2002.

In 2010, Turner was convicted of threatening to murder three federal judges and was sentenced to 25 months in prison.

Wife: Phyllis A. Turner (one son)
Son: Michael (b. circa 1994)

    High School: Ridgefield Park High School, Ridgefield Park, NJ (1980)
    University: Bergen Community College, Paramus, NJ

    Coldwell Banker Real Estate Agent
    Assault North Bergen, NJ (Apr-2006), case dismissed
    Death Threats North Bergen, NJ (24-Jun-2009), convicted 2010
    Inciting injury to persons or property Hartford, CT (11-Jun-2009)
    FBI employee Paid informant (2002-07)
    White Supremacists
    Irish Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Cocaine, Smoking

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