Canadian money (Black Press Media files)

Southern Alberta man pleads guilty to wilfully promoting hatred on money

Loki Huulgard also pleaded guilty to a firearms violation

A southern Alberta man who was accused of trying to use fake money with anti-Semitic slogans printed on it has pleaded guilty to wilfully promoting hatred.

Loki Hulgaard of Medicine Hat was to go to trial this week.

Hulgaard, formerly known as Brendan Dell, was arrested in August 2018 after a Safeway cashier reported to police that he had tried to spend currency with the anti-Semitic slogans “ZOG” (Zionist Occupied Government) and “Jewish White Genocide.”

He was charged with inciting hatred, but that was changed in January 2019 to promoting hatred, which carries the same penalty — a maximum of two years in jail.

Both offences involve making public statements directing hate towards an identifiable group, but incitement denotes a likelihood of such hate language leading to actual or threatened harm.

He also pleaded guilty to a firearms violation.

Court heard that police searched Hulgaard’s residence on Aug. 1, 2018, and found four firearms – two with their serial numbers removed – three over-capacity magazines, 1,200 rounds of ammunition and hate literature.

Hulgaard faced 13 firearms-related charges, but pleaded guilty to contravening the conditions of his firearm licence, which is not a criminal offence.

It was under his original name, which he changed in 2013, but he didn’t report the change to a firearms officer within 30 days as required by the licence.

Hulgaard said at a hearing that he was stockpiling weapons in preparation for a post-apocalyptic race war and described gun control as a way to “prevent the white population from defending themselves from terrorists.”

His sentencing is set for March 26.

The Canadian Press

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

City purchases new snowblower for $44,000 under budget

Revelstoke replacing 2009 loader attachment with a new one

Revelstoke prepares for first public hearing since pandemic

Controversial Hay Rd. development public hearing scheduled for Sept. 17

‘Cheesy’ food truck opens in Revelstoke

Menu items include spicy Italian, buffalo wing and chicken bacon ranch grilled cheeses

Revelstoke council approves $16,000 in grants

Community organizations receive facility rental credit and some receive cash

VIDEO: Revelstoke rallies to save snared eagle

Local climber scales tree to save the raptor

Video: SUV burns alongside the highway near Salmon Arm

Footage of the burning vehicle was posted to Youtube.

Federal Conservative leadership candidate skirts COVID-19 rules at Kelowna rally

Derek Sloan held a rally in Kelowna that had over 50 people, which is against health orders from the province

Teachers to get 2 extra days to prepare for students’ return, now set for Sept. 10

Students will first start with orientation and learn rules of COVID-19 classroom policies

High-volume littering at Cape Scott draws ire from hiking groups

Popular Vancouver Island hiking spot not closing, but frustration about crowding grows

SFU to drop ‘Clan’ varsity team name

The ‘Clan’ name is shortened from ‘Clansmen,’ and was introduced roughly 55 years ago

New Tory leader must build a strong team in Commons and for the campaign: Scheer

Scheer marked his final day in the House of Commons today as leader of the Opposition

South Okanagan restaurant ranked among world’s best by TripAdvisor

The Hooded Merganser was ranked within the top 10 per cent of all restaurants by TripAdvisor reviews

Highway 97 upgrade option for Peachland faces 20-year delay

Peachland council disappointed by highways department decision

Kelowna Hells Angels prospect charged with assault, choking

Jason Townsend, 43, was charged after allegedly choking a woman last weekend

Most Read