Final Defendant In Hitching Post Fire Will Not Get Prison
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The last defendant charged in a 2010 fire set in a Wyoming hotel will not serve prison time.
Court documents say a judge found Falgun Dharia should be sentenced to probation, given his lack of criminal history and an order to pay more than $11.3 million in restitution for other crimes.
Court documents say when Dharia and his partner, Ajay Jariwala, purchased the hotel, Jariwala took out a $13.6 million insurance policy on the building.
Investigators found both hired a person to destroy the property.
Jariwala was sentenced in 2013 to six years for conspiracy to commit arson.