Archive for January, 2012

Lawyer: Synagogue Firebombing Suspect Has ‘Psychological Issues’

| January 31, 2012 | 0 Comments



MYFOXNY.COM – Calling their case against Anthony Graziano "rock solid," prosecutors say he confessed. But his lawyer said that confession should be taken with a grain of salt. "He has psychological and emotional issues," said attorney Robert Kalisch, who blamed his client's mental health and video games for his behavior. "When you have emotional, psychiatric, […]




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Prosecutors: Graziano confessed to Rutherford temple firebombing, Paramus arson

| January 31, 2012 | 0 Comments



Prosecutors say Anthony Graziano confessed to continuing to throw firebombs inside a rabbi’s home despite hearing screaming inside, but his defense attorney said the admission shouldn’t be taken seriously due to his client’s mental health. Graziano, 19, of Lodi, also admitted to the setting fire to a Paramus synagogue in addition to the Rutherford attack, […]




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NY Archdiocese Worker Accused of $1M Theft

| January 31, 2012 | 0 Comments



A longtime worker for the Archdiocese of New York has been accused of using accounting tricks to steal about $1 million from the church. Anita Collins, 67, was arrested and arraigned Monday as a result of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.’s investigation. Prosecutors said Collins, who was making between $35,000 to $50,000 a year […]




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Church treasurer steals thousands from congregation

| January 31, 2012 | 0 Comments



SCHOHARIE, N.Y. — It's a big theft at a small Church. Police said a woman stole more than a $100,000 from her own congregation. Police said Emma Maxwell took about $143,000 from the Breakabeen-North Blenheim Presbyterian Church over the last four years. She'd been the churches treasurer since June 2007, making her the sole person […]




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Sex Offender Fired From Church After Second Charge

| January 31, 2012 | 0 Comments



GREENVILLE, S.C. — A church employee accused of a sex crime against a young girl is out of a job. William Harrison, Jr. was arrested by Williamston Police Friday. He is charged with two counts of lewd act on a minor. Police say the crimes happened in Williamston, where Harrison lives. Harrison was already on […]




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Jacinto City: Man accused of sexually assaulting 12-year-old ‘girlfriend’ outside church

| January 31, 2012 | 0 Comments



JACINTO CITY, Texas – A 20-year-old Houston man is accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl he met at a church Bible study. Jossue Daniel Garcia-Lopez is charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child. According to court documents, the girl’s mother called Jacinto City police on January 3, 2012, about a suspected sex assault […]




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Oxfordshire church roof treated with theft detection liquid

| January 31, 2012 | 0 Comments



An Oxfordshire church which had lead stolen from its roof has been treated with a theft detection liquid. Firefighters used ladders and a hydraulic platform to spray Wantage Parish Church's roof with the liquid which can be easily detected. It also enables police to trace it back to an individual building. Ch Insp Ian Money, […]




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Macedonia: Orthodox Church Saved From Blaze

| January 31, 2012 | 0 Comments



An Orthodox church was set on fire on Monday night in the latest in a series of violent incidents that started when Muslims in Struga took offence at a local carnival. Unknown arsonists on Monday night set ablaze an Orthodox church near Struga in southwest Macedonia in the latest in a series of ethic and […]




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Torah Burned in Synagogue Fire in Lower Galilee

| January 31, 2012 | 0 Comments



Jewish congregants in Harish, located in the Lower Galilee and near the Arab city of Umm el-Fahm east of Hadera, arrived at synagogue on Saturday morning to find firefighters trying to put out a blaze that had erupted inside their house of worship. By the time the fire was subdued a Torah scroll, a pair […]




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‘Lone wolves’ more common, dangerous than organized supremacists, experts say

| January 31, 2012 | 0 Comments



HACKENSACK, N.J. – A loner who broke from obscurity to commit a violent crime – that’s the description provided by law enforcement officials of the 19-year-old Lodi, N.J., man they’ve accused of firebombing a North Jersey synagogue and other violent bias crimes. It’s also a profile that fits the perpetrators of any number of horrific […]




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Man arrested for bomb scare at two of Louisville’s biggest churches

| January 25, 2012 | 0 Comments



LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) — A bomb scare sent police rushing to secure two of Louisville's largest churches. The police report indicates the suspect targeted Southeast Christian Church in the East End and Lampton Baptist Church in Old Louisville because he was upset with both of them. A random call came in to the Jeffersontown Police […]




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Police to search N.J. synagogues near home of suspected firebomber

| January 25, 2012 | 0 Comments



BERGEN COUNTY — Authorities said they are planning to conduct a sweep of synagogues within a 10-mile radius of the home of a suspected firebomber in Bergen County to search for arson materials. The announcement of the investigation came after a teenager charged with attempted murder in the firebombings of two North Jersey synagogues pleaded […]




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Man accused in Bergen County temple firebombings wants change of venue

| January 25, 2012 | 0 Comments



HACKENSACK — The attorney for the Lodi man accused of attempted murder and aggrevated arson in connection to two synagogue firebombings in Bergen County is seeking a change of venue for the case, according to published reports. Anthony M. Graziano, 19, plead not guilty Tuesday to charges related to the attacks in Rutherford and Paramus, […]




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NYM Priest, former Sheriff’s Department Chaplain, admits taking money from church accounts

| January 25, 2012 | 0 Comments



UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) – A longtime priest in the Village of New York Mills was in Oneida County Court in Utica on Wednesday, where he admitted to taking money from the church's bank account for his own use. Father Valentine Krul pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree grand larceny, facing five years probation with […]




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Pastor Sentenced to Prison for Embezzling from Church

| January 25, 2012 | 0 Comments



SAVANNAH, Ga. — The former pastor convicted of stealing money from his church will spend more than nine years in prison. United States Attorney Edward J. Tarver today announced the sentencing of 47-year-old Kenneth Terrell, former pastor of New Harvest International Ministries. In a six-hour sentencing hearing, Tarver indicated, attorneys presented evidence showing that Terrell […]




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