Sunday, September 13, 2009

Cross Burning Incident Results In Federal Felony Charge Of Interfering With The Housing Rights Of Another For Indiana Man

From the U.S. Department of Justice:

  • The Justice Department announced that Bruce Mikulyuk, of Mishawaka, Ind., has been indicted by a federal grand jury for charges stemming from a cross burning in September 2007. Mikulyuk made his first court appearance [...] in South Bend, Ind. A trial has been scheduled for Nov. 3, 2009. Mikulyuk was charged with one count of interfering with the housing rights of another and one count of using fire in the commission of a felony. According to the indictment, Mikulyuk burned a cross at the home of an African American man and white woman and returned later with a knife and made threats.

For the Justice Department press release, see Indiana Man Indicted for Cross Burning.

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