Leave a burning cross in the window. I’m coming home.
Trent Lott-Republican David Duke is coming home to Louisiana to face the music.
David Duke has returned to the United States and will be talking with federal prosecutors about a plea bargain to criminal charges, his attorney said Monday.
Duke, a former Ku Klux Klan leader who ran for governor and the U.S. Senate a decade ago, has been visiting his seriously ill father in New Jersey and plans to return to his home in Mandeville, north of New Orleans , defense attorney James McPherson said in an interview with The Associated Press.
“One of the reasons David came back is to see if we can cut a deal,” McPherson said. “It’s hard to negotiate when your client is out of the country.”
Duke had just started a speaking tour in Russia in January 2000 when federal agents raided his home in Mandeville. A search warrant, based on testimony from confidential informants, alleged Duke took hundreds of thousands of dollars he solicited from supporters and gambled the money away at casinos.
Wonder how Duke will fit in with the inmates at Angola prison? He should be quite popular during their annual rodeo as part of the Ride the Wild Klansman event.