Twelve firearms-related criminal charges were dropped when Loki Hulgaard, born Brendan Stanley Dell, pled guilty to wilfully promoting hatred and contravening the conditions of his firearm licence on Thursday, October 22, 2020.
The charges stem from his arrest for stamping anti-Semitic messages on Canadian currency and distributing that currency through Medicine Hat are businesses.
See Another Racist Manifesto, This Time From a Licenced Canadian Gun Owner for more background on this case.
“Better minds than yours hold that white genocide is a myth, it’s pseudo-scientific and it’s based on hatred,” said Provincial Court Judge John Maher.
Provincial Court Judge John Maher sentenced Loki Hulgaard to a one-year conditional sentence, four months house arrest, followed by an 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew and two years probation – a sentence proposed in a joint submission by defence and Crown counsel.
Loki Hulgaard originally faced the following charges:
- wilfully promoting hatred
- knowingly possessing a firearm with its serial number removed
- careless use or storage of a firearm x 4
- unauthorized possession of a firearm x 8
All of the firearms charges were dropped in exchange for his guilty plea to wilfully promoting hatred and contravening the conditions of his firearm licence.
Hulgaard should be thankful he got off so easy.
- The maximum penalty for wilfully promoting hatred is two years in prison.
- The maximum penalty for altering, defacing or removing a serial number from a firearm is five years in prison.
- The maximum penalty for unauthorized possession of a firearm is five years in prison.
- The maximum penalty for careless use of a firearm is two years in prison for the first offence, five years in prison for any subsequent offence.
Hulgaard told VICE in March 2020 that a combination of his being harassed by Antifa members and police officers as well as feeling persecuted by society led to him taking a plea deal. He said he was scared someone was going to kill him in jail by feigning a suicide, poisoning his food, or using a “particle beam” or “microwave” gun on him.
“He’s clearly quite intelligent but also profoundly paranoid,” said Kurt Phillips, a board member of the Canada Anti-Hate Network. “When he’s talking about his own life, every single person that he’s had any interaction with is, essentially, in his mind, a Jew trying to kill him, or harm in some way.”