Crime & Justice

Man charged with hate crime in anti-Semitic graffiti in San Fernando Valley

LA City Attorney Mike Feuer holding a complaint against Time Warner Cable during a press conference Friday, March 14, 2014. Feuer announced Monday that Amos Hason, 49, will be charged with hate crime and vandalism for anti-Semitic graffiti at a Van Nuys business.
LA City Attorney Mike Feuer holding a complaint against Time Warner Cable during a press conference Friday, March 14, 2014. Feuer announced Monday that Amos Hason, 49, will be charged with hate crime and vandalism for anti-Semitic graffiti at a Van Nuys business.
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A man has been charged with a hate crime for allegedly vandalizing the same Van Nuys business on multiple occasions with anti-Semitic graffiti, City Attorney Mike Feuer announced Monday in a statement.

Defendant Amos Hason, 49, was arrested over the weekend on the hate crime charges and additional alleged weapons violations.

Charges allege that on two separate occasions in April, Hason painted swastikas and anti-Semitic graffiti, including, “Adolf was right. Kill Jews!” on the rear fence and dumpster of a Van Nuys plumbing business.

Hason is charged with six criminal counts, including three counts of vandalism and three counts of a hate crime against the Jewish owner of the business. If convicted, Hason faces up to three years in jail and $15,000 in fines.

Hason is scheduled to be arraigned May 6.