- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 21, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A community activist and former Pittsburgh mayoral candidate has been convicted of several misdemeanors for what authorities said were scores of false 911 calls from his house last year.

An Allegheny County jury convicted 38-year-old Abdula “A.J.” Richardson on Tuesday of reckless endangerment, harassment, false reports to law enforcement and retaliation against a witness or victim. Jurors acquitted him of two counts, including one felony.

His wife, 44-year-old Felecia, was acquitted of five counts, including a felony, but convicted of two misdemeanors.

Prosecutors accused the two of 128 false 911 calls from their home over a 22-day span in 2014. They will be sentenced Oct. 8.

Richardson ran a distant fourth in the 2013 Democratic mayoral primary. He has announced plans to run for another office, but never has.

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