According to Federal prosecutors, a Tennessee man has been indicted on a charge of soliciting another person to burn down a mosque in New York State.

On Tuesday, a former candidate for Congress in Tennessee, Robert R. Doggart, was charged with plotting to burn down a mosque in New York state. The community he was targeting is called Islamberg, a self-named community outside Hancock, New York, with virtually Muslim residents.


On June 29, Doggart agreed to plead guilty in April to plotting an attack on Islamberg, but a federal judge threw out the case citing prosecutors and defense attorneys needed to show it was a “true threat.”

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Doggart talked with a confidential source and with others on a cellphone the FBI was monitoring, saying he wanted to firebomb several buildings, including a school, its cafeteria and a mosque.

Last year, Doggart ran for congress as an independent.