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Three alleged white supremacists of the group 'The Base' indicted in Maryland, Delaware

Posted at 7:17 PM, Jan 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-28 19:17:53-05

GREENBELT, Md. — Three alleged members of a white supremacist group have now been indicted on multiple charges.

Brian Mark Lemley, Jr., 33, of Elkton and Newark, Delaware, and Canadian national Patrik Jordan Mathews, 27, were indicted in Delaware on Tuesday on firearms and alien-related charges.

William Garfield Bilbrough, IV, 19, of Denton, was also indicted in Maryland on Monday along with Lemley Jr. and Mathews.

All three men are allegedly members of the white supremacist group “The Base,” were arrested in Maryland earlier this month.

The indictment in Maryland charges Lemley and Bilbrough with conspiring to transport an alien, transporting an alien, and conspiring to transport and harbor certain aliens.

The Delaware indictment alleges that Lemley transported an illegal alien, specifically Mathews, on November 4; and that from November 4 through January 16, Lemley housed Mathews.

Lemley is also charged with transporting a machine gun in interstate commerce and disposing of firearm and ammunition to an illegal alien.

Lemley and Mathews are charged with being an alien in possession of a firearm and ammunition and transporting a firearm and ammunition in interstate commerce with intent to commit a felony.

The United States Justice Department said Bilbrough faces a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison, while Lemley faces up to 90 years and Mathews faces up to 60 years.