United States / 19-03-2014
Man sentenced for threatening Fargo synagogue
Fargo - Dominique Jason Flanigan pleaded guilty on March 17, 2014 to threatening a synagogue in Fargo in 2011, North Dakota U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon and Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division Jocelyn Samuels announced.
U.S. District Judge Ralph R. Erickson sentenced Flanigan to one year in prison to be followed by one year of supervised release. Flanigan was also ordered to pay a $25 special assessment to the Crime Victims' Fund.
According to documents filed with the court, on January 4, 2011, Flanigan, also known as Kadafi Al Sadar, called Temple Beth El and left a voice mail message threatening the employees of the synagogue. He was indicted under seal by a grand jury on December 12, 2012, for interfering with a federally protected activity. The indictment charged that Flanigan's threat intimidated and interfered with Temple Beth El employees because of their religion.