• Fire captain found guilty of conspiring to set fires
    July 24,2013
    • Email Article
    •  
    •  Print Article
     
    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.
    • Email Article
    •  
    •  Print Article
    2 Comments
    MORE IN This Just In
    Many say they are encouraged by Mayor Christopher Louras’ recent decision to form a group of... Full Story
    Once closed for business, tenants at the Diamond Run Mall in Rutland Town don’t often re-open. Full Story
    ORWELL — The Orwell Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting a benefit auction Friday. Full Story
    More Articles