Rochester, N.Y. – A Greece man admitted in federal court Tuesday morning that he lied to the FBI during an investigation into white supremacist threats being made online.
Thomas Alonzo Bolin, 22, pleaded guilty to making a false statement to the FBI.
Bolin used the pseudonym Peter Vincent to create social media posts that were consistent with white supremacist ideology and referenced recent mosque attacks. FBI agents said he wrote hateful propaganda and threatening comments online against Muslims, Jews and black people.
Court documents state Bolin also posted photos of himself on social media with handguns.
When interviewed by federal agents on March 30, he reportedly denied having a gun in New York. A search of his bedroom reportedly turned up a 12-gauge shotgun and ammunition.
Bolin is scheduled to be sentenced on June 13. He faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.