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May. 15, 2003

Iranian Jew charged with terrorism in US


The LA County District Attorney's Office has charged Farshid Tehrani with 12 counts of arson, terrorism, and vandalism for attacking three synagogues, a Bahai center, and a Presbyterian church over a two-week period in the San Fernando Valley.

During the arraignment in Van Nuys Superior Court on Tuesday, a not guilty plea was entered on Tehrani's behalf. He is being held on $750,000 bail and a preliminary hearing has been scheduled for May 28. If convicted on all counts, Tehrani, 40, who is Jewish and came to the United States from Iran 16 years ago, could face a maximum state prison term of 22 years.

©Copyright 2003, Jerusalem Post (ISrael)

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