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.

You must be logged in to post comments.

Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:

Read Comments

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
  • 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.
WILX 500 American Road Lansing, MI 48911 517-393-0110
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 101439369 -
Gray Television, Inc.