Re-sentencing for those convicted in Amish beard cutting case - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Re-sentencing for those convicted in Amish beard cutting case

New sentences on the way in Amish beard cutting case. (Source: WOIO) New sentences on the way in Amish beard cutting case. (Source: WOIO)

Sixteen men of the Southeast Amish Sect, convicted of hate crimes and other charges, are scheduled for re-sentencing.

The men were incarcerated for their role in the Amish beard-and-hair cutting case.  The hate crime convictions were overturned earlier this year by the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

The  re-sentencing hearing will take place on February 24, 2015.

The men are eligible for new sentences because the original sentences were handed down based on convictions that no longer apply.

All of those involved were found guilty of conspiracy. 

The leader of the Bergholz Amish community, Sam Mullet Sr., was also convicted of obstruction of justice and making a false statement.

Half of the defendants are already out of prison. 

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