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Teen Pleads Guilty In Hate Crime Case

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In New York, the Orange County District Attorney says a Warwick teen has pleaded guilty in a case involving the spray-painting of anti-Semitic graffiti at a Jewish cemetery.

District Attorney David Hoovler says Eric Carbonaro pleaded guilty to Tampering With Physical Evidence and Conspiracy in the Fifth Degree as a hate crime, both felonies. The charges stemmed from an investigation into the spray-painting of swastikas and other anti-Semitic symbols at the Beth Shalom Cemetery in the Town of Warwick in October 2016. Hoovler says the teen admitted that he acted in concert with others to destroy evidence by deleting images and other cemetery desecration information on the cell phones of two co-conspirators.

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