Marq Vincent Perez, 25, was charged with burning an Islamic community center in Victoria, Tex., in January.
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NOVEMBER 14, 2013
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NYS Entity Type
DOMESTIC NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORPORATION
2013 - MUSLIM COMMUNITY OF ELMONT INC.
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