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Ontario Court Rejects Appeals of Convicted Canadian Neo-nazis

The Ontario Court of Appeal has rejected appeal petitions by John Beattie, 25, Canadian neo-Nazi, and John Reese, 31, a follower, from prison terms for conspiracy to commit an indictable offense.

Beattie was sentenced on May 5 to six months imprisonment after a trial in which he and Reese and Robert Wood, 29, were charged with having placed swastikas on the homes of prominent Jews in Toronto. Reese and Wood received three months sentences. Most of the evidence in the trial was given by John Gerrity, who said he had been hired as a private detective by the Canadian Jewish Congress and had infiltrated the tiny Nazi group.