USA v. Schifer, Douglas G.
Columbus, OH


Douglas G. Schifer has been charged by criminal complaint in federal district court with criminally interfering with the right to fair housing. He allegedly used force and the threat of force to intimidate his neighbors because of their religion. Schifer shouted anti-Semitic slurs, obscenities, and other derogatory language about their religion at his neighbors in November 2020. It is also alleged that he broke one of their windows and spat on one of the neighbors. Also in his alleged threats, Schifer stated he would shoot the neighbors, poison their dog, and burn down a garage they were remodeling into an apartment. Schifer also allegedly made reference to gassing Jewish people and burning them in ovens.