Playboy mansion owner David Duke, a former Ku Klux Klan leader, has been in prison since June for hate crimes, which were discovered in a computer system in June 2018.
He was sentenced to six months in prison.
Duke was also ordered to pay $4,000 (£2,500) in fines and $1,500 in restitution.
The New York Daily News reported the case against Duke was the first time in the US against an individual in relation to his involvement in an armed robbery.
Duke has said he is innocent of the crimes, but has said his white supremacist views were “justified”.
What does Duke have to do with the Duke case?
Duke is a self-styled white supremacist who ran for the US Senate in 2020, but lost to Donald Trump in the primary election.
He has called for a return to the KKK and has said white people were the victims of “an insidious plot”.
The Duke scandal also led to the resignation of former US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who was appointed by Trump to be attorney general.
What does the Duke scandal mean for the Trump administration?
The Duke case has highlighted the problems with the Trump White House and the relationship between the President and his Cabinet members, particularly the National Security Council, where there are many high-profile members of the far right.
Trump has also faced criticism for a number of policies he has made since taking office, including his withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement.
It was not immediately clear whether Trump would try to re-enter the race for the presidency in 2020.
He is not expected to seek a third term.
What are the implications for the future of the US and the US-UK relationship?
The controversy surrounding Duke has been a blow to the Trump presidency, which has struggled with the fallout from the Duke affair.
There is no evidence that Duke committed the crimes.
But the scandal could further undermine Trump’s claim that the US was at war with radical Islamic terrorism and has put the Trump campaign in a bind, which could be compounded by Trump’s recent decision to withdraw from the climate accord.
What’s more, Duke has already served time in prison and faces a possible sentence of up to 10 years when he is released.
What have the UK, Australia and New Zealand done to tackle racism and discrimination?
Australia has passed legislation which prohibits discrimination based on race, colour, sex, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, intersex status, marital status, and pregnancy status.
New Zealand has legislated to ban the promotion of racism.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and the Prime Minister of Australia have both issued statements condemning Duke and urging the UK and New York to do the same.
The UK has also joined the US in recognising Duke’s “violent ideology” and the British government is hosting a meeting of the British Council on Race Relations next month to discuss the Duke matter.
The United Kingdom’s Attorney General is due to give a statement to parliament on Duke on Monday, the first of several such speeches he is expected to give this week.
Who else is facing charges?
Duke, the former KKK leader, is accused of committing a number crimes involving the theft and unlawful use of a firearm and using a firearm to commit a number other crimes.
What is the status of Duke’s extradition?
In June 2018, prosecutors announced the extradition of Duke to the US, citing his links to the Ku Klux Klansmen.
He faces charges including interstate travel to engage in armed robbery and aggravated assault with a firearm, among other offences.
He will appear in court in California on September 6, 2018, and could face the death penalty if convicted.
What happens next?
Prosecutors said they would pursue the extradition if Duke had a new court date or a hearing.
Duke’s lawyers will be seeking a new extradition hearing in the United Kingdom, which is currently handling the extradition proceedings, a spokesman for his lawyers told the BBC.
The Duke trial is the first in the UK to be heard in the federal court system, which was created in 1997 to deal with crimes that involve international organisations, such as the United Nations.
What do other countries have to say about Duke?
There have been a number US states and territories that have introduced laws banning the promotion or practice of hate.
Australia has been at the forefront of this movement, enacting the UK’s first hate crimes legislation in 2015.
UK lawmakers have also passed legislation to outlaw Duke and other white supremacists.
The US has also passed laws banning racist or xenophobic symbols and behaviour, including in schools and workplaces.
What should people do if they think they have been affected by racism or discrimination?