Court Upholds 19 Charges for ‘Cyberbully’ in Dead Sea Scrolls Case

The New York State Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld 19 misdemeanor charges against a man who used false online identities to harass scholars in a debate about the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Associated Press reported.

Raphael Golb was originally sentenced to six months in prison and five years’ probation. The court, which is New York’s highest, on Tuesday upheld 19 charges and threw out 10 others against Mr. Golb, including identity theft, the only felony. He will have to be resentenced with the felony conviction thrown out.

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