, leader of the American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan in Butler, Indiana, was sentenced to seven years in prison on December 4, 2001 for conspiracy to commit criminal confinement with a deadly weapon. The charges stemmed from a 1999 incident in which Berry refused to allow a local reporter and a photographer to leave his home following an interview.
In an interview, Berry identified himself as the Klan's "national imperial wizard.
In a book written by his former assistant and now former Klansman, Brad Thompson, Berry's Klan is described as "a gigantic financial rip-off designed to line the pockets of its top leadership."
He later left the klan, which the other Klans members didn't like, so they beat him up, which resulted in him getting blind and invalid. In 2007 Jacob Holdt, a Danish Photographer, made a documentary with Jeff Berry: http://www.american-pictures.com/video/kkk.on.the.road/kkk-road-us.htm