The man Pendleton police claim is the founder of a white supremacist gang pleaded not guilty last week to weapons charges.

The Umatilla County District Attorney’s Office charged Jeremiah Jerome Mauer, 30, of Pendleton, with four counts of felon in possession of a firearm and fifth count of unlawful possession of a firearm. Court records show Mauer gave not guilty pleas to all charges Friday in Pendleton, and Circuit Court Judge Christopher Brauer set Mauer’s bail at $40,500.

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