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TOPEKA, Kan— A northeast Kansas man has been sentenced to six months in federal custody for a drunken, racial attack at a 2007 graduation party.

TOPEKA, Kan— A northeast Kansas man has been sentenced to six months in federal custody for a drunken, racial attack at a 2007 graduation party. Prosecutors say David Endsley’s attack on a Black teenager was an attempt to drive the student out of the area. Twenty-year-old Endsley of Waterville was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court, which recommended he serve the time in a halfway house. Endsley pleaded guilty last year to interfering with the right to fair housing and lying to a federal investigator. The court recommended that Endsley serve the sentence in a halfway house. Endsley was also ordered to serve community service at a racially diverse nonprofit and receive cultural diversity training. Prosecutors said the victim was tied to a chair, and Endsley spraypainted his arms and legs white while he and the co-defendants made racial slurs. ______ Copyright 2009 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

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