Charlottesville Vehicular Homicide Perpetrator Accused Of Prison Misconduct

The white supremacist who killed Heather Heyer and injured many more has been accused of various incidents of misconduct while in prison, Scott Macfarlane reports for CBS News. James Alex Fields has been serving a life sentence for a variety of federal hate crimes for the 2017 attack in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Court filings by prosecutors in Fields’ case flagged that the man had received a significant amount of funds from a sealed list of suspected donors. Now, the DOJ wants to use some of that money to make a dent in the thousands that Fields owes in restitution to his victims and to cover fines from his original criminal case and recent misconduct while in prison. 

The Bureau of Prisons does not typically seize money directly from an inmate’s account, even to pay for fines for prison misconduct, and Fields has not chosen to allocate money to pay disciplinary fines. Fields has filed a motion in a case before the Western District of Virginia to limit the seizure of money from his prison account.

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