Man alleged to be behind racist robocalls moves out of Sandpoint - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Man alleged to be behind racist robocalls moves out of Sandpoint home

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SANDPOINT, Idaho -

Off a quiet back road in unincorporated Bonner County sits a home that was once occupied by Scott Rhodes.

We're concealing the address due to privacy concerns, but KHQ was there as new tenants claim they just moved in a few days ago.

The tenants also showed us magazines that were addressed to Rhodes, some under different aliases including "Jewman Rhodes."

And the backdrop to Rhodes podcast is similar to the balcony and French door that are seen in the videos online.

Sometime in the last few years, Rhodes took his unsettling rhetoric to the internet. His podcast "The Road To Power" has garnered national attention, but not the good kind. And Rhodes was quick to point that out, calling the media a term that's become familiar: "fake news."

While the podcast continued, so did the robocalls.

For his part, Rhodes denies making them, but there is evidence that points to him.

For one thing, the robocalls are listed as being paid for by his podcast "The Road To Power."

Also, Rhodes' podcast uses many similar themes, music, and racist soundbites as the robocalls.

"Everybody has the right to their own opinion you know but this is, in my opinion, it's not the right thing to do."

Under the condition of anonymity, we spoke with someone who claims to have gone to high school with Rhodes.

The man says the two went to Berlin High School in Berlin, Connecticut.

He says that Rhodes was one of the brightest people in his class but moved west before graduation.

"His ambition was anonymity so which kind of follows with what he did, but he's really not trying to remain anonymous now," the man said.

Rhodes' anonymity went out the window after he was cited for distributing racist CDs at Sandpoint High School in December 2017.

Police confronted Rhodes about it at his office and police body camera video shows Rhodes deny any of his alleged wrong doing.

KHQ has made multiple attempts to reach Rhodes, but have not heard back.

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