Man Pleads Guilty to Racial Threat Using Fake Facebook Account

CNN, August 13, 2009

An African-American man has pleaded guilty after being accused of impersonating a white supremacist in a fictitious Facebook account to make death threats against an African-American university student.

Dyron L. Hart, 20, of Poplarville, Mississippi, {snip} admitted creating the fictitious account in November, pretending to be a white supremacist outraged by the election of Barack Obama as the nation’s first African-American president, the statement said.

He then transmitted a death threat via Facebook to an African-American student at Nicholls State University in Louisiana, saying he wanted to kill African-Americans because of Obama’s election, according to the statement.

A court document {snip} said Hart admitted creating the Facebook profile under the name “Colten Brodoux” and used a photo of a Caucasian man that he found on a white supremacist Web site.

“This is an extremely odd case, a very unusual case,” said U.S. Attorney Jim Letten of the Eastern District of Louisiana. {snip}

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