Huffpost Politics

Ashley Todd, McCain Volunteer Who Faked Attack in Pa., Gets Probation

Posted: Updated:

PITTSBURGH — A former John McCain campaign volunteer who falsely claimed she was attacked in Pittsburgh because she had the candidate's bumper sticker on her car has been sentenced to nine months of probation.

Police say 21-year-old Ashley Todd falsely claimed a Barack Obama supporter robbed and assaulted her near an automatic teller machine in October, scratching a backward "B" onto her cheek in the process.

Todd, of College Station, Texas, will enter a probation program for first-time offenders. If she completes the program without incident, her arrest record will be expunged. An Allegheny County judge on Friday also ordered her to perform 50 hours of community service.

She didn't comment as she left the courtroom.

Around the Web

Michelle Malkin » Why that McCain volunteer's “mutilation” story ...

SFGate: Politics Blog : Calling out Drudge on McCain volunteer's ...

John McCain volunteer admits mugging story is lie - BostonHerald.com

Ashley Todd Fake "Mutilation" Exposed

Ashley Todd Story Pushed By McCain Campaign Aide, Say Reporters

The aftermath of Ashley Todd's story | Jay Bookman | ajc.com

Ashley Todd mugging hoax - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia