Two men from the Boston area already being held on charges of conspiracy to provide material support to ISIS faced new charges Thursday that they conspired to commit acts of terrorism, federal authorities said in a statement.
Nicholas Rovinski of Warwick, R.I., and David Daoud Wright, of Everett, Mass., were charged with conspiracy to commit acts of terrorism transcending national boundaries, relating to allegations they were targeting a blogger based in New York, U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz and other federal authorities said in the joint statement.
They pleaded not guilty in 2015 to conspiring to provide material support to a terrorist organization. Lawyers representing them did not immediately return messages from the Associated Press seeking comment on the new charges.
Prosecutors allege the two plotted with Wright’s uncle, Usaamah Rahim, to behead a conservative blogger known for provoking Muslims. The plot was not carried out.