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Short Take: Net hate speech sentencing delayed

A 21-year-old college dropout who was convicted February 10 in a precedent-setting case for sending threatening hate email to Asian University of California at Irvine students will not be sentenced as planned. Richard Machado, who has already been detained for a year, will be sentenced in Santa Ana, California, this April. He may have to serve one more year in prison and pay a fine of up to $100,000.

    A 21-year-old college dropout who was convicted February 10 in a precedent-setting case for sending threatening hate email to Asian University of California at Irvine students will not be sentenced as planned. Richard Machado, who has already been detained for a year, will be sentenced in Santa Ana, California, this April. He may have to serve one more year in prison and pay a fine of up to $100,000.