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Man Charged With Hate Crime for Defacing Synagogue and Threats



WEST LOS ANGELES — A man has been charged with defacing a synagogue and threatening to injure or kill another man, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Cameron Brunson Blake, allegedly associated with a Neo-Nazi group, was charged with one count each of vandalism of a religious property, a hate crime, and criminal threats. The case was filed for warrant on August 27.

The defendant is expected to be arraigned today in the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Airport Branch.

Deputy District Attorneys Richard Ceballos and Paul Kim of the Organized Crime Division are prosecuting the case.

On August 10, Blake was accused of carving an anti-Semitic slur into a door at a synagogue. Two days later, he allegedly hurled an epithet at a man and his infant daughter in Palisades Park and threatened to injure or kill the man.

Prosecutors are recommending bail be set at $1 million. If convicted as charged, the defendant faces a possible maximum sentence of six years and eight months in state prison.

The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department.

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