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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 02:48 PM

Ex-worker pleads guilty to setting nuke sub fire

Source: azcentral.com via the AP

PORTLAND, Maine ó A former shipyard worker accused of setting a fire that caused about $450 million in damage to a U.S. nuclear submarine has pleaded guilty.

U.S. Attorney Thomas Delahanty II said 24-year-old Casey James Fury waived indictment and pleaded guilty Thursday to two counts of arson.

Federal officials said Fury admitted to setting the May 23 fire on the submarine USS Miami. He has said he has anxiety and set the blaze because he wanted to go home.

It took more than 100 firefighters to save the submarine in dry dock at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Maine, after the fire quickly spread through forward compartments.

The subís nuclear propulsion wasnít damaged. The Navy intends to repair the Los Angeles-class sub, with a goal of returning it to sea in 2015.

Read more: http://www.azcentral.com/news/free/20121108maine-ex-worker-pleads-guilty-setting-nuke-sub-fire.html

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I'm surprised he passed the background check...My friend is a civilian worker on a naval base, and had to go through weeks of fine-tooth scrutinizing...

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Confusious Nov 2012 #1

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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 07:21 PM

1. US laws fucked up, example #355

You do $450 million dollars damage, you get the same charge, probably the same sentence, as setting fire to a couple of trees.

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