Man to be sentenced in raccoon hanging act

BALTIMORE - James Nowicki pleaded guilty to his involvement in the hanging of the raccoon on the porch of an African family.

Today, he will learn how much time he will spend in prison for taking part in the racially-motivated act.

Nowicki faces 10 years in prison and $250,000 in fines.

He is charged with conspiring to deprive a person of civil rights.

He also faces a $100,000 fine for violating the Fair Housing Act.

Four other people had previously pleaded guilty for their role in hanging the raccoon.  

The incident took place in 2010.


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