Anthony Graziano and Aakash Dalal have been indicted for the month-long string of attacks which included the attempted murder of Rabbi Neil Schuman, the firebombing of Temple Beth El Rutherford and Temple Beth El Hackensack, prosecutors said.
Federal Judge Carol Amon Monday sentenced four out of five Staten Island mobsters convicted of loansharking, a violent money making staple of the Bonanno crime family.
Aakash Dalal, 20, is charged with conspiring to kill Assistant Bergen County Prosecutor Martin Delaney.
Bergen County authorities say Aakash Dalal plotted to kill Assistant Bergen County Prosecutor Martin Delaney when he got out of jail.
A teenager charged in a series of attacks on New Jersey synagogues is facing another arson charge for allegedly trying to burn a building at Rutgers University.
The 19-year-old has pleaded not guilty to charges of arson, bias intimidation and criminal mischief.
The second man charged in a series of attacks on synagogues in New Jersey is being held on $2.5 million bail.
Prosecutors in Bergen County said Aakas Dalal,19, was arrested for his role in anti-Semitic crimes earlier this year in Rutherford and Paramus.
Prosecutors told the court that 19-year-old Anthony Graziano confessed to firebombing another synagogue in Paramus along with a home attached to a synagogue in Rutherford.
The prosecutor said that Anthony Graziano was spooked by a passing patrol car and failed to carry out the third alleged attack.
Sources told 1010 WINS the sweep came about with the assistance of alleged informant Hector “Junior” Pagan, the ex-husband of “Mob Wives” star Renee Graziano.
Many synagogues and centers are reviewing their security in the wake of the recent arrest of 19-year-old Anthony Graziano, who is suspected in two attacks on synagogues in Rutherford and Paramus.
“Someone like Mr. Graziano, let’s just say it’s probably best we did make the arrest when we did,” Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli said Wednesday.