A Canadian who left his valuable collection of rare coins to a U.S. neo-Nazi group may not get his bequest fulfilled after all.
Chemist Robert McCorkill's sister, Isabelle, has won a New Brunswick temporary court injunction preventing the transfer of the collection to the National Alliance — a Mill Point, West Virginia, white-supremacist organization.
According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, the group was founded in 1970 by William Pierce, whose dystopian novel The Turner Diaries, served as an inspiration to Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh.
McCorkill, who also spelled his name McCorkell, apparently joined the National Alliance in the 1990s. When he died in 2004 in St. John, N.B., his will bequeathed his collection of ancient coins to the organization but the estate has remained unsettled.
In May, a New Brunswick judge gave his executor, who is also tied to the alliance, the power to deliver McCorkill's assets to the group.
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