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Jul 3, 2014 1:49 PM by AP

Grand Isle man sentencing Oct. 22

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Grand Isle man will be sentenced Oct. 22 after pleading guilty Wednesday to violating the civil rights of two black female Hurricane Isaac relief workers two years ago.

Federal prosecutors say in a news release that 52-year-old Josh Jambon faces a maximum sentence of one year in prison and a $100,000 fine.

Prosecutors say on Sept. 18, 2012, in Grand Isle, Jambon approached a work crew tasked with cleaning up debris from Hurricane Isaac. During an interaction with the work crew, Jambon used racial slurs against two female African-American crew members.

Jambon hit both women in the face, according to prosecutors. He tried to take the cellphone of another black crewmember who recorded the encounter so he could delete the video, court records show.

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