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Two arrested after attacking synagogues in New Jersey

By Mason White 3:10 PM March 3, 2013
Anthony Graziano 

By: Shifra Unger
(Scroll down for video) Two men were arrested and charged with hate crimes against Jews, after attacking several synagogues in New Jersey, according to court proceedings in New Jersey.

The two men were charged yesterday in a series of attacks on synagogues in Bergen County, New Jersey, prosecutors said.

Anthony Graziano and Aakash Dalal have been accused of attacking synagogues during a one month crime spree that included the attempted murder of Rabbi Neil Schuman, the bombing of the Temple Beth El Rutherford and Temple Beth El Hackensack, prosecutors said.

Graziano is also charged with nine counts of attempted first-degree murder, three counts of bias intimidation, conspiracy and aggravated arson. Dalal faces bias intimidation, conspiracy and aggravated arson charges. If convicted, Graziano faces 30 years to life. Dalal could face up to 30 years in prison.

Prosecutors have said that Graziano confessed to bombing a synagogue in Paramus and a synagogue in Rutherford. Graziano has pleaded not guilty. He is being held on $2.5 million bail.
Dalal, pleaded not guilty. He is being held on $5.5 million bail.

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