LINK: FBI, Deputies Arrest 7 Ohio Men in Attacks on Amish; 300 Church Leaders met in Ulysses, PA

From Post-Gazette

The FBI and local sheriff’s deputies this morning raided an Amish compound in Ohio and arrested seven men, including reputed breakaway sect leader Sam Mullet, on federal hate crimes charged in connection to a series of beard-cutting attacks against other Amish across Ohio.

Agents and deputies swept into the compound in the village of Bergholz, Jefferson County, at 6 a.m. and took the men into custody without incident.


In 2005 or 2006, the affidavit said, 300 church leaders met in Ulysses, Pa., to discuss Sam Mullet and his clan. Seven bishops selected to examine his practices determined that the ex-communication would not be recognized because they said Mr. Mullet had acted out of revenge to punish the families for leaving his fold.

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