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Two plead guilty in Logan County arson case

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WYMT/WSAZ) - Two people have admitted their roles in an arson scheme in Logan County, West Virginia.

Wednesday, James Gregory Glick, 44, Logan, and Guy R. Miller, 39, pleaded guilty to arson and conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud in federal court.

Glick also admitted to conducting unlawful monetary transactions, and structuring currency transactions in connection with the scheme.

Glick owns 317 Steakhouse on Stratton Street in Logan.

Prosecutors say he bought a building across the street from the restaurant and had it set on fire, then collected $1 million in insurance money.

According to investigators, on the night of February 1, 2012, Guy Miller, Shawn C. Simon, 41, of Charleston, and another associate worked together to set the fire by spreading gasoline throughout the main floor.

Both face seven years in prison when they are sentenced in February.

William Thompson, 44, of Chapmanville, and Shawn Simon, 41, of Charleston, are also facing charges in the case. They are set to plead guilty Thursday.


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