This is an update to a story we’ve been following.

Mental Recession reports:

Students Who Made Up Albany Hate Crime Sentenced to 3-Years Probation

Asha Burwell and Ariel Agudio, two of the three women who fabricated a crime in which they were allegedly beaten by ’20 white people’ because of the color of their skin, were sentenced to 200 hours of community service, 3 years probation, and a $1,000 fine for falsely reporting an incident.

The sentence was handed down earlier today by acting Albany County Judge Roger McDonough.

The two women had been facing up to two years in prison after being convicted on several misdemeanor charges.

Via WGY:

Ariel Agudio and Asha Burwell have been sentenced for falsely reporting an incident in the CDTA/UAlbany bus assault that took place in 2016.

Neither will spend time in jail. They will have to serve three years of probation, pay a $1,000 fine, and perform 200 hours of community service.

Burwell and Agudio said that they were harassed and taunted on a CDTA bus in January of 2016. They claimed the incident was racially motivated. Authorities said that after looking at cameras from the buses and cell phone video from other passengers that in fact, Agudio and Burwell were the aggressors.