A Rhode Island teachers’ union official has been found guilty of cyberstalking a former state lawmaker.
John Leidecker, an assistant executive director with the National Education Association of Rhode Island, was found guilty by Judge Stephen Isherwood Monday. Isherwood ordered Leidecker to pay a $100 fine. The crime is a misdemeanor.
Leidecker is appealing. During trial his attorneys defended the emails as political parody, protected by the Constitution.