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District Man Found Guilty in 2020 Hate Crime

On Thursday, Feb. 2, United States Attorney Matthew M. Graves announced that Gueorgui Iskrenov, 33, of Washington DC, was found guilty on charges stemming from a hate crime in which he spit in the face of a female neighbor in Southwest Washington. 

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, Iskrenov was found guilty Feb. 1 of bias-related assault. 

According to court documents, on July 20, 2020, at approximately 2 p.m., the victim, an African-American female, was walking her service dog and crossing the exit ramp of her apartment complex by the Wharf when Iskrenov sped his SUV up the exit ramp, almost hitting her and her dog. The victim told him to be careful.

It was then that Iskrenov began screaming racist and sexist epithets. “Iskrenov then intentionally spit into the victim’s face, with the spit landing on her glasses and in her hair,” USAO said in documents.

Iskrenov drove away but was arrested 23 days later after a positive identification. “The government’s evidence at trial showed that Iskrenov had a history of racist tirades against African-American neighbors,” said USAO.

The verdict followed a three-day trial in Superior Court. A sentencing hearing is scheduled for Feb. 9.

An earlier version of this story said the defendent had been sentenced. Sentencing has yet to take place at publication. The Hill Rag regrets the error. The Hill Rag reports on violent crime on the Hill and its vicinity.

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