- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 10, 2014

CLEVELAND (AP) - A federal judge has scheduled a resentencing date for those convicted in the Amish beard- and hair-cutting case.

Sixteen members of a southeast Ohio Amish sect are scheduled to be resentenced Feb. 24 after the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned their hate crimes convictions earlier this year.

New sentences are required because the original sentences were based on the hate-crimes convictions and convictions on other charges and did not differentiate between them.

All 16 defendants were convicted of conspiracy. Sam Mullet Sr., leader of the Bergholz Amish community, was also convicted of obstruction of justice and making a false statement.

Eight of the 16 defendants are out of prison. A federal public defender said Tuesday that she is considering legal options for her clients.


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