2 New Jersey men are indicted on attempted murder, other charges in synagogue firebombings

Published March 01, 2013

| Associated Press

Two New Jersey men have been indicted in a series of firebomb attacks on synagogues.

Prosecutors in northern New Jersey's Bergen County say a grand jury has voted to indict 20-year-old Aakash Dalal (ah-KAHSH' dah-LAHL') of New Brunswick and Anthony M. Graziano of Lodi (LOH'-deye).

The 30-count indictment includes attempted murder, bias intimidation and arson charges, among others.

Graziano remains held on $2.5 million bail. Dalal is in custody on $5.5 million bail.

The attempted murder charges stem from the firebombing of a rabbi's residence in Rutherford on Jan. 11, 2012. The two were both 19 at the time and are childhood friends from Lodi.

It is not immediately clear who is representing them.