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Wednesday, September 28, 2011
These Arkansas men had the miss fortune to commit a crime which until just of late would have gone unnoticed in our area and if the federal government had not stepped in they possible would have only received a slap on the wrist for their acts but with this new federal law Hate Crimes prevention act on the books they found they were in a boat load of trouble.
When Maybee was convicted of this crime I posted the fact on here and I was threatened and told to shut the xxxx Up so here I go again. The person who made the threat used such terms as YOUD and HES and YOUSSTUPID. I suppose this was to make it appear it was posted by an uneducated person but I am sure this was just a way of trying to cover up their identity.
Arkansas Men Sentenced for Federal Hate Crimes Related to the Assault of Five Hispanic Men, First Sentencing Under the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act
WASHINGTON – Frankie Maybee, 20, and Sean Popejoy, 19, both of Green Forest, Ark., were sentenced for their roles in committing federal hate crimes, announced the Justice Department. These are the first defendants to be sentenced under the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, which was enacted in October 2009.
Maybee was sentenced today to 135 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release and was ordered to pay a $10,000 fine. Popejoy, who testified against Maybee, was sentenced yesterday to 48 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release and was ordered to pay a $5,000 fine. Maybee and Popejoy were also sentenced to pay $5,440 in restitution to the victims, jointly and severally.