YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- A federal magistrate Wednesday night ordered the
leader of a breakaway Amish sect, along with two of his sons and a
son-in-law, held for trial on federal hate crimes charges in connection
with a series of beard-cutting attacks against other Amish across Ohio.
U.S. Magistrate Judge George Limbert agreed with the Justice
Department that Sam Mullet Sr., described as a cult leader by the
sheriff in Jefferson County, Ohio, is a danger to other Amish and should
not be released on bond.
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