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KKK leader pleas no contest for shooting at Unite the Right rally

(Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail via AP)
(Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail via AP)
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WSET) -- A man who was caught on camera firing a gun at last year's "Unite the Right" rally entered a plea of no contest Tuesday, WCAV reports.

Richard Preston was accused of firing a gun near a school during the August 12 rally that turned extremely violent.

The no contest plea technically means Preston did not admit guilt, but recognizes the existence of enough evidence to convict him of a crime.

The Washington Post reported that Preston has identified himself as the imperial wizard of the Confederate White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan in past interviews.

When he is sentenced later this week, Preston can face up to 10 years in prison and a $100,000 fine.

Preston's case is one of several people charged for violent acts committed during the Unite the Right rally.

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