Hearing for Man Who Admitted to Lumberyard Blaze

Hearing for Man Who Admitted to Lumberyard Blaze

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A man who admitted to starting a lumberyard fire on behalf of an ecoterrorist group will learn his fate today.

23-year-old Justus A. Ireland is scheduled to be sentenced today at the Moss Federal Courthouse in Salt Lake City.

Ireland admitted he started the blaze at a West Jordan lumberyard on behalf of the Earth Liberation Front. The cost of the damage was one-point-five (M)million dollars.

Ireland could face up to 20-years in prison. His hearing is scheduled for 1:30 this afternoon.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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