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Man sentenced for racially-motivated attack

2 years 5 months 2 weeks ago December 05, 2014 Dec 5, 2014 Friday, December 05 2014 December 05, 2014 6:10 AM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Brittany Weiss

PLAQUEMINE - An Iberville Parish woman said she feels vindicated following the sentencing of a man for his racial tirade toward her two years ago.

Josh Jambon was recorded on cell phone yelling expletives and spitting on workers doing cleanup work for the federal government after Hurricane Isaac. The video taken, in Grand Isle, was recorded by Brandi Worley of Plaquemine.

Thursday, a Federal Judge in New Orleans sentenced Jambon to one year probation, 25 consecutive weekends in federal prison and a $10,000 fine.

Worley faced Jambon in court Thursday, as the sentence was handed down. She felt less than she expected.

"[I felt a] bit of anxiety, anxious," she said. "I didn't know what was going to happen, so just to be there after the judgement I felt a bit relieved."

In federal court in July, Jambon admitted he attacked the people because of their race and tried to take Worley's phone to delete the video.

Worley says she trusts the judge's decision but says that day changed her forever.

"[I am ] more cautious. I was cautious before, but now... I wouldn't say standoffish, but timid," she explains. "When I meet new people, or I'm around new people, because you never know what they're going to do."

Where Jambon will serve his sentence is still being determined.

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