Bloomberg Law
Jan. 26, 2021, 3:28 PM

Kansas Mosque Bombing Plotters Lose Appeal of Convictions

Brian Flood
Brian Flood
Legal Reporter

The convictions and sentences of three men who plotted to bomb an apartment complex and a mosque in Kansas will stand after the Tenth Circuit rejected their challenges, including an argument that they were entrapped by the FBI.

Patrick Stein, Curtis Allen, and Gavin Wright were members of the Kansas Security Force militia, and in 2016 they began planning an attack on Muslims in Garden City. They intended to use explosives against a local mosque and an apartment complex housing a large number of Somali immigrants.

The three were convicted of conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction and ...

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