Klan members held in US prison murder plot
Florida authorities arrested three alleged Ku Klux Klan members, two of them prison guards, Thursday on suspicion of plotting to kill a black inmate when he was released, officials said.
Thomas Jordan Driver, 25, and David Elliot Moran, 47, both work for the Florida Department of Corrections.
They were arrested along with Charles Thomas Newcomb, 42, a former prisons worker, according to a statement from the office of Attorney General Pam Bondi.
The three were planning to kill a black prisoner upon his release in reprisal for a fight he had been in with Driver. Authorities did not identify the inmate.
Florida Corrections Secretary Julie Jones told NBC she was “moving swiftly” to fire the two prison workers.
The investigation was carried out by various local and federal law enforcement agencies.