Lincoln man sentenced for vandalism to synagogue

Nebraska News

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A 22-year-old man who spray-painted swastikas and racial epithets on a Lincoln synagogue was sentenced Friday to a year in jail.

Before his sentencing, Noah Miller apologized to the Jewish community.

He said he was motivated by money, not hate, claiming that a Jewish man paid him to do it. Miller pleaded no contest to criminal mischief enhanced as a hate crime and attempted possession of methamphetamine.

He was sentenced to another six months on the drug charge.

Members of the South Street Temple discovered the vandalism on Jan. 15.

A door had to be replaced at a cost of $2,333.

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