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Amish leader gets 15 years for beard-chopping attacks

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The leader of a breakaway Amish group who ordered his followers to chop off his rivals' beards was sentenced to 15 years in prison after being convicted of hate crimes. 

Amish men walk to a funeral for a victim of the Amish schoolhouse shootings, on October 5, 2006, in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania. The leader of a breakaway Amish group who ordered his followers to chop off his rivals' beards was sentenced Friday to 15 years in prison after being convicted of hate crimes.

Fifteen others convicted in the attacks, including three of ringleader Samuel Mullet's brothers and six women, were given lesser sentences of between one and seven years in prison.

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