RAM members appear in Charlottesville federal court

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Three of the four suspects from the California white nationalist group Rise Above Movement pleaded not guilty in Charlottesville federal court on Thursday.

An image released by the FBI showing members of the Rise Above Movement attending the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville on Aug. 12, 2017, including Benjamin Daley, Michael Miselis, Thomas Gillen and Cole White.

Benjamin Daly, Thomas Walter Gillen, and Michael Miselis all appeared in court.

The last suspect in the federal case is Cole White, who is still in transit to Charlottesville from California.

The four men are charged with incitement to riot and traveling for the purpose of rioting in connection with the events from the weekend of Aug. 11 and 12, 2017 during the Unite the Right rally and torch-lit march at the University of Virginia.

If convicted of the counts against them, they face a maximum term of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

A trial date will be set after White is arraigned.

The other three will remain in custody at the Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail.



 
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