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Tipster in Marietta Mosque Arson Case Awarded $3,500

Tamsir Mendy set fire to the Masjid Al-Hedaya (Islamic Center of Marietta) in July 2010. In January 2012, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 20 years.

The Georgia Arson Control Program has awarded $3,500 to a tipster who provided information that assisted in the arrest and conviction of the person who .

officials investigating the July 5, 2010, fire at 968 Powder Springs St., obtained information from this witness, helping them locate and interview a mosque member, who confessed to the arson.

Tamsir Mendy, 27, originally from Gambia and most recently a Powder Springs resident, set fire to the Masjid Al-Hedaya (Islamic Center of Marietta). In January, he p, 10 of it in prison.

The burned mosque had split off from another congregation. Both groups were worshipping on adjacent properties, but , Assistant Fire Chief Scott Tucker said.

Mendy reportedly told police he wanted the groups to worship together again.

If you have information that may assist in the arrest and conviction of a person(s) responsible for planning or committing arson, you may be eligible for a reward up to $10,000.

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Hard June 14, 2012 at 03:33 PM
So Mendy is in this country illegally, gets caught and convicted of addditional criminal activity and now gets incarcerated and cared for at taxpayer expense. Multiply this story millions of times. What a country!

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