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Judge: No more jail time for man who intimidated Iraqi_American woman in Florida

By Dan Sullivan, For Tampa Bay Times, On 19 December 2019, Read Original
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TAMPA — A federal judge said Thursday that a man who harassed and intimidated an Iraqi-American woman in her Pasco County neighborhood — accusing her of being a terrorist, entering her home without permission and threatening her — should serve no more jail time.

U.S. District Judge James Moody sentenced David Bouileau to time served for what prosecutors said amounted to a hate crime. 

The sentence stunned both her and a group of supporters who were visibly flummoxed after the sentencing hearing at the downtown Tampa courthouse. In tearful testimony, they spoke of the ever-present fear that Boileau brought to the neighborhood and their concerns that he might come back.

“We’re extremely disappointed with the judge’s use of discretion in this case,” said Thania Clevenger, a civil rights director with the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Florida. “It did not provide the safety that this family and the entire neighborhood need.”

Read Full Story: https://www.tampabay.com/news/2019/12/19/judge-no-more-jail-time-for-man-who-intimidated-iraqi-american-woman/

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