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Man Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Laundry Arson

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TEXARKANA, Texas — A 35-year-old Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for his role in a 2008 fire that burned a northeast Texas laundry, according to U.S. Attorney John M. Bales.

Justin Rodney Glenn pleaded guilty in December to conspiracy to commit arson and was sentenced earlier this month to 60 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge David Folsom. Glenn was also ordered to pay $169,517.12 in restitution.

According to information presented in court, from about April 1, 2008, to June 5, 2008, Glenn conspired with others to burn down commercial buildings in order to submit fraudulent insurance claims and collect insurance proceeds.

He recruited and agreed to pay individuals to set fire to the Washtub Laundry, also known as Gary’s 24 Hour Wash and Dry, which burned on June 5, 2008. This caused a fraudulent insurance claim to be submitted to Certain Underwriters of Lloyds of London, resulting in a loss to the company.

Glenn was remanded into custody following the sentencing hearing.

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