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Neo-Nazi Leader Jailed After Love Triangle Brawl Leads To Probation Violation

Back in March, Matthew Heimbach, a prominent figure in America’s white nationalist movement, was arrested at an Indiana trailer park for a violent outburst following his involvement in a dramatic, adulterous love triangle, leading to the breakup of his neo-Nazi group.

The story doesn’t end there, Vice details. Heimbach, the leader of the Traditionalist Worker Party, was recently sentenced to 38 days in jail — but not directly over the trailer park fiasco, local Fox affiliate WDRB reported.

The sentence comes from a March 2017 incident, in which he shoved a black college student named Kashiya Nwanguma in the back at a Trump rally after the then-presidential candidate asked supporters to remove protestors from the crowd. Heimbach later pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of harassment and was spared jail-time on the condition he not re-offend. The love triangle-related charges — battery, intimidation, strangulation and domestic battery committed in the physical presence of a child — violated the terms of that deal.

In the first incident, the 27-year-old allegedly attacked his wife, Brooke Heimbach, and her stepfather, Matthew Parrott, after the duo apparently caught Heimbach in having an affair with Parrott’s wife. Parrott was a fellow leader in the group before quitting over the incident

Contact Alyssa Fisher at fisher@forward.com or on Twitter, @alyssalfisher

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