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Man Gets 15 Years for Conspiring to Set Fire to His Business in Maryland

A man convicted of conspiring to set fire to his Maryland business to collect insurance money has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison. The office of the U.S. Attorney in Maryland said Demetrios Stavrakis, 54, of Lutherville-Timonium, was …

Pastor Pleads Guilty to Setting Fire to His Washington D.C. Rental Apartment

The pastor of a Baltimore, Md., church has pled guilty to setting fire to an apartment he rented in Southeast Washington in a plan to collect insurance money. Jamel Carelock, the pastor of Lead Church, pled guilty in the Superior …

Teens Charged in Fire That Destroyed Century-Old Maryland Home

Two teenage boys have been charged with arson that destroyed a century-old home on Maryland’s Kent Island. The Office of the State Fire Marshal in Maryland reported that the two teens, age 14 and 15, pulled old Christmas trees into …