Former KKK Leader To Be Released May 15
NEW ORLEANS — During his term at a halfway house, former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke has worked out of his Mandeville home for his own organization.
Duke spokesman Roy Armstrong said a job is required as a condition of his release from prison to a halfway house. Armstrong said when Duke asked to be allowed to work for his organization — the European-American Unity and Rights Organization, or EURO — offcials with the Federal Bureau of Prisons did not object.
Duke was transferred from a federal prison in west Texas to a halfway house in Baton Rouge on April 8. He’s due to be released May 15.
Duke, a former state representative, was sentenced to 15 months in prison and fined $10,000 for bilking his supporters and cheating on his taxes.
Armstrong said Duke has been answering phones and doing computer work for EURO as well as organizing a welcome home event for himself and a conference to take place over Memorial Day weekend.
According to EURO’s Web site, representatives of white supremacist groups such as Stormfront, the National Alliance and the British National Party will be speakers at the New Orleans conference.
For his work, Duke was paid $1,000, Armstrong said.