What Is Criminal Mischief? Conor McGregor's Charge Explained

What Is Criminal Mischief? Conor McGregor's Charge Explained
Mark Farrelly
By Mark Farrelly
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The NYPD have confirmed that Conor McGregor has been charged with three counts of assault and one count of criminal mischief. It has also emerged that another Irishman, 25-year-old Cian Cowley from Hyde Park, Dalkey, Dublin has also been charged with criminal mischief, along with with one count of misdemeanor assault.  But what is criminal mischief and how does it relate to yesterday's events?

What is Criminal Mischief?

Criminal mischief relates to damage of other people's property and in this instance the NYPD have confirmed to us that the charge for McGregor is in relation to the bus and damage caused by the object to the bus yesterday.


In New York State Law there are four degrees of criminal mischief. The details of each of these offences can be found on the YPDCrime website here.

McGregor is due to appear in court in Brooklyn later today. In the wake of yesterday's incident the UFC released a statement, saying:

During today's media event at Barclays Center to promote UFC 223: Khabib vs. Holloway, Conor McGregor and Artem Lobov entered the building accompanied by over a dozen individuals.

The group, which included McGregor and Lobov, vandalized the vehicle that contained a number of athletes competing at the event taking place this weekend. NYPD was immediately alerted and is currently in the process of investigating the situation. UFC is working very closely with the New York Athletic Commission, Barclays Center security and law enforcement authorities. All parties are working together to ensure the highest standard of proper safety precautions are implemented to protect the fans and athletes.

The organization deems today's disruption completely unacceptable and is currently working on the consequences that will follow. Immediately, Lobov has been removed from this weekend's card and individuals involved in the incident are not welcome at tomorrow's ceremonial weigh-in or Saturday's event at Barclays Center.

See Also: Conor McGregor Charged Following NYC Incident


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