Ohio Amish leader in beard-cutting case says government used character assassination to win

  • by: AMANDA LEE MYERS , Associated Press
  • Updated: April 1, 2014 - 12:35 PM

CINCINNATI — The leader of 16 Ohio Amish men and women found guilty of hate crimes for cutting the hair and beards of fellow members of their faith is arguing in a new court filing that federal prosecutors are assassinating his character in the face of weak evidence.

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