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More racist letters prompt federal involvement

Posted at 6:29 PM, Jan 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-07 21:29:55-05

Another round of racist letters are showing up in people's mail boxes.  

A viewer sent in the newest letter, which reads "do not sell or rent" to a list of minorities. It also has a Spring Valley neighborhood HOA stamp, along with the association's law firm.  

Authorities are taking the matter more seriously, and now they're worried there could also be a copycat sending these letters out.  

The newest letter reads "All homeowners, do not sell or rent to Asians, black, Arabs, Jews, Mexicans, or gays. We want to keep Spring Valley white." 

The law firm attached to the letterhead says they have no involvement.  

"That's not our letter, we don't know who did it, but we didn't," says John Leach, with Leach, Johnson, Song & Gruchow. He adds, "They must have taken our letterhead and then they prepared their own handwritten statement...it's horrible." 

The FBI as well as the Department of Justice have both been notified of the letters.  

The two letters Action News has received are very similar, but there are some slight differences in the handwriting and the swastika, and also the types of minorities included.  

If you receive a letter similar to this, you are asked to put it in a plastic bag and send it to authorities.