Fire In Joseph Awe's Case

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Joseph Awe the owner of a pub in Harrisville WI. On September 11 2006 a fire was started at the pub while Awe was at home about 30 miles away. After extinguishing the fire, firefighters labeled Awe as a suspect and the fire was not listed as an accident. The insurance company that was handling the case hired a fire investigator to help determine if the fire was an accident. If the fire was deemed an accident the insurance company was liable to pay at least $200,000. A police informant stated that Awe mentioned "many times" that he wanted to burn down the pub and collect the insurance money. on 20Dec 2007 Awe was convicted and sentenced to three years in prison. Two months before we was scheduled to be released, Awe 's case was dismissed and

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