Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, the former leader of the English Defence League, has been jailed for 18 months for his part in a mortgage fraud conspiracy.
Yaxley-Lennon, who was also known as Tommy Robinson, was born and raised in Luton where the EDL started.
St Albans Crown Court heard Yaxley-Lennon had admitted two charges.
EDL members were among those who clashed with radical Islamists in Luton when they disrupted a homecoming march by the Royal Anglian Regiment in 2009.
More recently Yaxley-Lennon left the EDL claiming it could not shake off its violent reputation
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Cloudy with further rain, sleet and snow, possibly turning heavy in places. Maximum temperature 5 deg C (41 deg F).
After the snowy conditions over the weekend, the Met Office has issued an ice warning for Monday's rush hour.
Hundreds of schools across the Anglia region have been forced to closed after the weekend's wintry weather.