Woman sentenced to a year in prison for role in arsons after protest in Rochester

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — A woman who was convicted of rioting for her role in two arsons after the protests in Rochester last year has been sentenced.

Federal prosecutors say 20-year-old Mackenzie Drechsler was with a group downtown on May 30, 2020.

That group eventually lit a car on fire that belonged to the City of Rochester Family Crisis Intervention Team.

Drechsler set a car that belonged to the New York State Attorney General’s Office on fire and broke windows during the looting that took place, according to prosecutors.

Monday it was announced that she was sentenced to serve a year and one day in prison and two years of supervised release, and she owes nearly $8,674 in restitution: $3,775 to the City of Rochester and $4,899 to the Attorney General’s Office.