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Gottfried Kuessel, 54, had denied any wrongdoing and told
the court he had turned over a new leaf since serving a previous
jail term for neo-Nazi activity, which is banned in Austria.

But heeding prosecutors’ description of Kuessel as a prime
leader of the extreme right, the jury voted 5-3 late on Thursday
to convict him. Two other defendants got sentences of seven and
four-and-a-half years.

Kuessel’s attorney, Michael Dohr, said he would appeal
against the conviction.

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