A Florida woman faces five years in prison after lying to federal officers about putting a confederate flag on a co-worker’s desk.

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58 year old Susan Thompson of Jacksonville, Florida has plead guilty to lying to federal officers about allegedly placing a Confederate flag on the desk of a Black co-worker where they worked in the Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville office.

Just days after Dylann Roof walked into a Charleston, S.C. church and killed nine people, Thompson printed up a large version of the “stars and bars” banner and placed it on a co-worker’s desk, who is Black, with whom she had a contentious relationship.


Thompson lied twice to investigators about the flag, but resigned soon after and admitted to leaving the controversial flag on her co-worker’s desk. Thompson now faces five years behind bars.