Dept of Justice Cracks Down on Anti-Muslim Hate Crimes

October 23, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council

The Muslim Public Affairs Council commends the Department of Justice for cracking down on hate crimes against members of the Muslim community. Today the Justice Department announced that a third man pleaded guilty to a hate crime for anti-Muslim vandalism in Massachusetts.

Adam J. Bonito is the third co-conspirator to plead guilty to the bias-motivated crime during late 2004 and early 2005. Christopher D. Giaquinto pleaded guilty on October 10, 2008, to the same criminal charge and a third co-conspirator pleaded guilty earlier in the month to a juvenile delinquency charge arising out of the same bias-motivated acts of vandalism.