Oak­dale na­tion­al­ist files for Chap­ter 7

The Modesto Bee - - Front Page - BY GARTH STAPLEY gsta­p­[email protected]­bee.com

Oak­dale’s Nathan Damigo has filed for bank­ruptcy in an ap­par­ent at­tempt to dodge law­suits fac­ing him and other white na­tion­al­ists in­volved in the deadly Unite the Right rally in Char­lottesville, Vir­ginia.

Damigo and two dozen ex­trem­ist lead­ers or their groups con­spired to com­mit vi­o­lence in Au­gust 2017, say the law­suits, both filed in Vir­ginia.

One is in state court; the other, filed in fed­eral court, is sched­uled for trial in July.

Last week, Damigo filed a Chap­ter 7 pe­ti­tion in U.S. Bank­ruptcy Court in Modesto. The same day, Jan. 2, his at­tor­ney filed a no­tice with the fed­eral court in Vir­ginia declar­ing an “au­to­matic stay,” or halt in the law­suit against Damigo be­cause of the bank­ruptcy.

Damigo did not re­turn a mes­sage left with his cell­phone Fri­day, and his Ohio at­tor­ney, James Kolenich, hung up when asked about Damigo.

Nathan Damigo

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