WASHINGTON (Aug. 22)
Judge George B. Neilson who handled the Rockwell case in the Municipal Court of Washington, D. C. has received anonymous threatening letters and phone calls, the “Washington Daily News” reports.
The bulk of these communications, threatening “to get him” was received after he committed the American Nazi Party leader for psychiatric observation. The judge apparently guarded this carefully from being known while he was still on the bench. He retired from office last week.
It is not yet known who will be assigned the case. The trial of Rockwell on two charges of disturbing the peace is scheduled for August 26. On that date similar charges against some of his troopers will also be dealt with.
In the meantime, Roger C. Foss, one of Rockwell’s troopers has registered as a foreign agent with the Department of Justice. He was required to do so after it was discovered that he had received $500 from a Soviet diplomat who had urged him to get a job with the Federal Government. The Soviet diplomat, Valentin M. Ivanov was expelled from the U.S. on August 13.