Sam Mullet’s 11-Year Sentence Reaffirmed

Sam Mullet

Sam Mullet, leader of the Bergholz, Ohio group infamous for hair and beard-cutting attacks on Amish, made news again recently when he asked for early release due to alleged mistakes made by his attorney.

Mullet lost his attempt for release Wednesday:

An attorney for 72-year-old Samuel Mullet Sr. argues that Mullet’s previous lawyer made mistakes.

U.S. District Judge Dan Polster disagreed Wednesday, concluding that those alleged errors weren’t prejudicial and that Mullet wasn’t denied a fair trial.

A message seeking comment on the decision was left Thursday for Mullet’s current lawyer.

Defense attorneys say the 2011 hair- and beard-cutting attacks stemmed from family disputes. Prosecutors say the motive was religious, as hair and beards have spiritual significance in the Amish faith.

Mullet is serving a sentence of about 11 years. Of the 16 Amish community members convicted in the case, only Mullet remains imprisoned.

According to the Federal Bureau of Prisons’ Inmate Locator, Mullet is scheduled for release in 2021:

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    1. John J. Keim

      I wonder if the other inmates have been able to convert Sam into a gang banger yet, since he loved to terrorize other people so much?

      1. Joins the Amish Bikers Gang.

        Breaking Fake news: Mullet, gets a Mullet cut and joins the Mullet Gang!

    2. WILLEM TENSEN1534 North Avon St., Burbank, CA 91505


      How ironic that the man’s last name is “Mullet”! One definition of the word mullet has to do with hair: “The mullet is a hairstyle that is short at the front and sides, and the long in the back.” Wikipedia! Ha ha ha ha!

    3. Patrick P Mcaleese

      shouldn't have been sentenced

      this man should never have been sentenced to this long in prison,this is a shame on our justice system,we have thieves and rapists getting half the sentences this man got,for what?a misdemeanor!

      1. Gary Kiley

        Are you stupid

        I guess you didn’t read he was raping his daughter in law,hell they should have killed the pos