MSU Student May Face Federal Charges In Pie Case

By: AP
By: AP

BIG RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) -- Federal charges are possible against an anti-war protester accused of hitting Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin in the face with an apple pie during a Michigan constituent meeting.
It happened Aug. 16 at the Michigan Democrat's appearance in Big Rapids, 150 miles northwest of Detroit.
A Mecosta County judge lowered the bond Tuesday from $250,000 to $50,000 on a stalking charge against 22-year-old Ahlam Mohsen of Coldwater, and she left jail.
The Detroit Free Press says the judge also put the case on hold while federal officials decide whether to bring a charge of assaulting a member of Congress.
Defense lawyer Dennis DuVall says Mohsen looks forward to the start of her classes at Michigan State University.


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  • by Anonymous on Aug 30, 2010 at 06:40 AM
    When are the politicians going to raffle off pie in the face contest. I would love to throw a pie in the face in several dormant elected officals.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 25, 2010 at 06:56 AM
    I disagree, the person stalked and hit with the pie is a US Senator, and this is not a nothing issue. This is 2010 and after 9/11. Things like this a are taken much more seriously. What if the pie had contained a chemical that could have disfigured or blinded the man? I think the bail is fair and send a message to the next idiot who wants to do something this stupid. The girl needs to deal the the consequences of her actions.
  • by George Location: Jackson on Aug 24, 2010 at 09:35 PM
    Although I disagree with that apple-pie-in-the-face political protest, even the now-much-reduced $50,000 bail is ridiculously excessive. That high bail is in violation of the U.S. Constitution which has a clause against excessive bail. The judge who made bail in this case $250,000 should be disrobed and disbarred for flagrant constitutional ignorance.
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