BALTIMORE (AP) — A man who pleaded guilty to plotting with his boss to burn down the boss’ house for insurance has been sentenced to more than six years in prison.
Sixty-year-old Hassan Hammoud of Dundalk was also ordered to pay more than $800,000 in restitution at sentencing Friday in federal court in Baltimore.READ MORE: Salvation Army, 101.9 Collect Coats, Gloves To 'Bundle Up Baltimore' Homeless
According to his plea agreement, Hammoud and 49-year-old Saleh Fakhoury plotted to destroy Fakhoury’s Lutherville house. Prosecutors say Fakhoury was deeply in debt and wanted the insurance proceeds to pay off creditors.READ MORE: Man Killed In Head-On Crash With Street Sweeper In Rosedale Saturday
Fakhoury’s house was destroyed in a fire on March 14, 2009.
Fakhoury, who pleaded guilty to his role in the conspiracy, will be sentenced on Jan. 7.MORE NEWS: Three Men Killed In Separate Shootings In Baltimore Saturday
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