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Okla. man sentenced to nine months in Federal Prison for attempted arson


TULSA, Okla. – A Catoosa man was sentenced in Federal court today for a crime involving a plot to burn down his rental house for profit.

Christopher David Wiegers, 39, of Catoosa, Oklahoma, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gregory K. Frizzell to serve 9 months in federal prison, to be followed by 9 months of home detention, 3 years of supervised release, a $5,000 fine, and $100 Special Monetary Assessment.

According to court documents, in early August of 2013, a man renting the house from Wiegers informed investigators that Wiegers had offered to pay between $5,000 and $8,000 to burn down the house.

On September 5, 2013, Wiegers was indicted on charges of attempted arson (Count 1) and interstate transportation in aid of racketeering enterprises (Count 2).

On October 18, 2013, Wiegers pleaded guilty to Count 2.