Trial of Tenn. man accused of planning mosque attack delayed
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge has delayed the trial of a Tennessee man accused of planning an attack on a mosque in New York as authorities and attorneys review information gathered from the man's computer and a wiretap.
U.S. District Judge Curtis L. Collier signed an order pushing back the trial of 63-year-old Robert Doggart from Sept. 21 to Jan. 19 in Chattanooga. That move came after lawyers representing both Doggart and the government filed a joint motion asking for the delay.
Doggart, who ran last year for Congress in east Tennessee, is out on bond on a charge that he plotted an attack on "Islamberg," a self-named mostly Muslim community near Hancock, New York. He has pleaded not guilty.
In their motion filed Aug. 25, attorneys said the FBI needs more time to analyze information contained in the hard drive of a computer seized from Doggart's home.