Two students, Ariel Agudio and Asha Burwell, from the University of Albany, claimed they were the victims of race-based hate crimes.
Burwell claimed on Twitter after the supposed incident, ““I just got jumped on a bus while people hit us and called us the ‘n’ word,’ NO ONE helped us.”
As it turned out, it was a false claim, and the two students were not involved in any racial-based altercation.
The two students, who have now been expelled from the University, were looking at receiving probation, community service or even fines. But unfortunately the sentence was passed, and the girls won’t even have to spend one day in jail for their lies. Roger McDonough, the Albany County Court judge sentenced them to 200 hours of community service along with three year’s probation. They will also have to pay $1,000 in fines.
The judge believed that neither would benefit from jail time.
“There have been significant consequences already for what has happened, but I don’t think there’s any benefit in sentencing you to a jail term — no benefit for society and no benefit for you.”
Right Wing News reports:
A judge, after hearing the evidence against two now-expelled black University of Albany students who falsely claimed that they were victims of race-based hate crimes on a public city bus, are now face with probation, community service and fines.
The lying students, Ariel Agudio and Asha Burwell, in return, won’t have to spend a day in jail.