Sandy Hook conspiracy theorist arrested after being found with ID of victim’s parent

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A conspiracy theorist known for harassing parents of victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was arrested on Monday on charges of possessing an ID of the father of one of the victims.

The Associated Press reported that 73-year-old Wolfgang Halbig was arrested on one count of possessing stolen identification, with The Orlando Sentinel reporting that Halbig was charged after emailing private information including the father’s Social Security number to law enforcement personnel.

An arrest affidavit obtained by the Sentinel revealed that Halbig allegedly emailed information including the Social Security number of Leonard Pozner, the father of 6-year-old victim Noah Pozner, to several people including law enforcement agencies.

Halbig is a former guest on the show of conspiracy peddler Alex Jones, and in recent months has also promoted theories claiming that the Pulse nightclub shooting of 2016 was a hoax. Jones, according to the Sentinel, has linked Halbig to more than 4,000 emails claiming that the Sandy Hook massacre and other high-profile shootings were in fact hoaxes perpetrated by gun control advocates.

He was reportedly released from jail on a $5,000 bond and could face up to a year in prison for the misdemeanor charge if convicted.


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