• Fire captain found guilty of conspiring to set fires
    July 24,2013
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    By Brent Curtis
    Staff Writer

    A federal jury in Rutland delivered a guilty verdict today in a case against a former Wallingford Fire Department Captain.

    Following a two-day trial, jurors deliberated for less than two hours before finding George Allen guilty of conspiring to set fires on federal public lands - a charge that carries a potential five-year prison term.

    The jury found Allen guilty of directing younger members of the department to set wildfires around Wallingford in 2008 - including fires set on the Long Trail and Appalachian Trail parking lot and the White Rocks trail head which are all part of the Green Mountain National Forest.

    No date has been set to sentence Allen.
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