‘Soho Karen’ appears in NYC court charged with hate crime facing ten years in jail after wrongly accusing 14-year-old black boy of stealing her phone in hotel lobby: Lawyer says she’s been ‘grossly overcharged’

A lawyer for the woman dubbed ‘SoHo Karen’ for falsely accusing a black teen of stealing her phone in the lobby of a Manhattan hotel says she has been ‘grossly overcharged’. Miya Ponsetto, 23, appeared in the Manhattan Supreme Court for a status hearing on Monday on the charges she faces – including unlawful imprisonment as a hate crime, aggravated harassment and endangering the welfare of a child. Ponsetto’s lawyer told the judge that he is trying to ‘resolve’ the hate crime charge in the case within the next few months.

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SOURCE: Daily Mail

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