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Grand Isle man sentenced to 25 weekends in prison after racial attack

A federal judge on Thursday sentenced a Grand Isle man to 25 consecutive weekends in a federal prison after a racially charged attack caught on video.

Josh Jambon will be allowed to continue operating his company and then report to jail at 5 p.m. on Friday nights.

There was a lot of emotion in Judge Susie Morgan's courtroom , as victims told Jambon that his attack changed their lives. In the days after Hurricane Isaac, Jambon can be seen on cell phone video yelling at cleanup workers under his home and using racial epithets.

On the stand Thursday, Madonna Reed said Jambon wheeled passed white workers to attack her and two other black females.

"It changed me," she said. "I now look at things differently."

Jambon turned to the victims, sobbing, and said, "What I did was wrong."

"This was a one-time thing," said Jambon's friend Dean Blanchard. "He had these workers under his house, and no one was giving him any answers and he lost his temper."

Judge Susie Morgan sentenced Jambon to jail and anger management classes.

"I'm satisfied with that," said Reed.

Jambon has already paid two of the victims $50,000 for his actions.

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