Amish beard attacks
Sep 20, 2012 — Samuel Mullet Sr. insisted his actions and those of his followers were protected religious activity. But a jury agreed with prosecutors that the incidents were hate crimes. Mullet and his followers could each be sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Nov 23, 2011 — Breakaway sect leader Sam Mullet and six others will face federal hate crime charges. Authorities say he was retaliating against others who criticized or left his sect.