Two men charged with conspiring to commit acts of terrorism

Two local men have been indicted on charges of conspiring to commit acts of terrorism. 

David Daoud Wright, 26 of Everett, and Nicholas Alexander Rovinski, 25 of Warwick, Rhode Island, were charged with conspiracy to commit acts of terrorism transcending national boundaries on Thursday. 

In June 2015, Wright and Rovinski were charged with conspiracy to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).Wright was also charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice and obstruction of justice. 

Wright and Rovinski are charged with conspiring with each other, known and unknown conspirators and Usaamah Abdullah Rahim, 26. Rahim is Wright’s uncle. 

On June 2, 2015, Rahim was shot and killed after he attacked law enforcement officers in a Roslindale parking lot. 

The indictment alleges that, beginning in February 2015, Wright began discussing ISIL’s call to kill non-believers in the United State with Rahim and Rovinski and they began plotting and recruiting members for their "martyrdom" operation. 

In March 2015, Wright drafted organizational documents for a "Martyrdom Operations Cell" and searched the Internet for firearms, the effectiveness of tranquilizers on human subjects and the establishment of secret militias in the U.S. Rahim also communicated with ISIL members overseas, according to the indictment. 

Wright, Rovinski and Rahim each allegedly conspired to commit attacks and kill people inside the US on behalf of ISIL. 

An investigation is being conducted by the Boston Joint Terrorism Task Force and the Rhode Island JTTF with the Boston Police Department and Massachusetts State Police. 

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