Man Who Invoked Past Maine Governor Convicted Of Hate Crime

Mar 11, 2020

PORTLAND, Maine - A man charged with violating a federal hate crime in Maine when he and a nephew attacked two black men has been found guilty.

Police charged Maurice Diggins of Biddeford with two counts of hate crimes and one count of conspiracy in connection to attacks that prosecutors described as unprovoked assaults on black men in Portland and his hometown.

Diggins later invoked the name of the state's former governor and predicted he wouldn't be convicted. The Portland Press Herald reports that Diggins, who's white, was convicted by an all-white jury on Tuesday.