One of the juveniles facing federal charges in connection with an alleged plot to commit hate crimes against ethnic and religious minorities was released late Monday to the custody of his parents, sources close to the investigation said Tuesday.
Carl Daniel Boese, 17, a former Huntington Beach resident, was arrested earlier this month for his alleged involvement with the Fourth Reich Skinheads, a group that federal authorities believe was planning attacks against the First African Methodist Episcopal Church in South-Central Los Angeles and other targets.
Boese was charged in a federal complaint that was sealed. But a federal affidavit filed in court accuses Boese of being involved in the alleged plots. He was held in the Los Angeles County juvenile detention facility until his release Monday.
The U.S. Attorney's office refused to comment on Boese's case, but an official said that under federal law, juveniles either are detained or released to the custody of their parents, but there is no provision for the posting of a bond.
At the time of his arrest, Boese was living in Crestline with his father. A federal search warrant filed with the court Monday revealed that agents found several documents and letters in Boese's room and a "purchase ticket" for a hat with the number "88" on it, which is used as a symbol of the white supremacy movement.