Guilty Plea in Maumelle Hate Crime | Arkansas Blog

Guilty Plea in Maumelle Hate Crime


Shawn Hardin, a Maumelle woman indicted by the federal government earlier this year after she sent a racially-tinged threat to her neighbors, pleaded guilty yesterday of a civil rights violation. The charge, Criminal Interference with Right to Fair Housing, carries a maximum sentence of a $100,000 fine and a year in jail. A second charge of sending a threatening communication through the mail was dropped. A sentencing hearing has yet to be scheduled.

For our earlier coverage of this case, click here.

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