ADL Commends 25-Year Prison Sentence For Suspected White Supremacist Convicted Of Beating Mexican Day Laborers
New York, N.Y., January 9, 2002 ... The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today commended the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office for its successful prosecution of suspected Long Island white supremacist Ryan Wagner. Wagner was sentenced today to 25 years in prison for the brutal attempted murders of two Mexican day laborers.
"We commend the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office for their successful prosecution of this heinous bias crime," said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director. "For years, ADL has championed hate crimes laws to protect victims like Israel Perez and Magdaleno Estrada Escamilla, who were the targets of a brutal, premeditated crime that was committed under the ruse of hiring the men to work in nonexistent construction jobs."
Wagner received the same sentence as convicted accomplice Christopher Slavin for his role in the racially motivated beatings.
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