|April 2, 2015
Contact: Whitney Ray
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Office of Statewide Prosecution and the Federal Bureau of Investigation today arrested members of the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. Defendants, Thomas Jordan Driver, 25, David Elliot Moran, 47, and Charles Thomas Newcomb, 42, all face one state count of conspiracy to commit murder for allegedly plotting to kill a former inmate after his release from prison.
Driver and Moran are employees at the Florida Department of Corrections, and Newcomb is a former DOC employee. The defendants plotted the murder as retaliation for a fight between the inmate, who is African American, and Driver.
The Attorney General’s Office of Statewide Prosecution will prosecute this case in Columbia County, Fla. Homeland Security Investigations, the Florida Department of Corrections Office of Inspector General, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, the Florida Highway Patrol, the Florida Fish and Wildlife, the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office assisted with the investigation.