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CHICAGO — A Cicero man was arrested by federal ATF agents and Chicago police on a federal arson charge for allegedly setting a fatal fire to a southwest side apartment building that killed a resident in January. The defendant, Juan Adame, allegedly was involved in a domestic dispute with a woman who occasionally occupied the apartment where the fire began but who was not there at the time of the fire.
WASHINGTON – Vasile Graure, 41, was sentenced today to a prison term of 35 years on a charge of felony murder while armed with aggravating circumstances in connection with an arson at a Northwest Washington club that led to a man’s death.
The sentencing, which took place in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, was announced by U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr., Cathy L. Lanier, Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department, and Daniel Kumor, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the Washington Division of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
On February 24, 2012, Norman Ybarra, a twenty-three year old Northern Arapaho Tribal member from the Wind River Indian Reservation, was sentenced for his role in the September 2011, arson and burglary of the Arapahoe Baptist Church. Mr. Ybarra was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Clarence A. Brimmer to 53 months imprisonment, five years Read More »
United States Attorney James L. Santelle of the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced that a federal grand jury recently returned a four-count indictment against Mathew L. Lemberger (age: 32) of Denmark, Wisconsin charging him with arson of a building used in interstate commerce (count one), mail fraud (count two), arson in connection with a federal Read More »
The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated today that Justin Caissie of Manchester, New Hampshire, formerly of Rutland, Vermont, was charged with damaging property of the United States and giving a false statement to a federal officer. Caissie pled not guilty to the charges and was released on personal Read More »
Thomas L. Matje, 46, DeForest, Wis., is charged with arson. The indictment alleges that on December 27, 2011, he destroyed by fire a building and personal property known as Fat Boys Pizza, in Lodi, Wis. If convicted, Matje faces a mandatory minimum penalty of five years and a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal Read More »
TEXARKANA, Texas – A 35-year-old Mount Pleasant, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for arson in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today. Justin Rodney Glenn pleaded guilty on Dec. 5, 2011, to conspiracy to commit arson and was sentenced to 60 months in federal prison today by Read More »
WASHINGTON – Teresa Witthar, 43, of Independence, Mo., pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Kansas City to federal hate crime charges in connection with the vandalism and arson of a bi-racial man’s mobile home in 2006. Witthar was indicted by a federal grand jury in August 2011, on one count of conspiracy, one Read More »
Bradford White, 38, Sparta, Wis., is charged with destroying by means of fire a building and personal property used in activity affecting interstate commerce, specifically Fast Eddies, located in Sparta. The indictment alleges that he did so on December 10, 2011. If convicted, White faces a mandatory minimum penalty of five years in federal prison, Read More »
BUFFALO, N.Y.–U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Raymond Hutchins, 32, of Tonawanda, N.Y., who was convicted of cocaine trafficking, was sentenced five years in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara. According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael L. McCabe, from 2007 to 2009, Hutchins was involved in a drug-trafficking organization in Read More »