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Dundalk man gets prison in arson scheme
Dundalk man gets prison in arson scheme

A Dundalk man was sentenced to 5 1/4 years in prison Friday for conspiring to burn down a Lutherville home to collect insurance on it, the U.S. attorney's office said. U.S. District Court Judge Richard D. Bennett also ordered Hassan Hammoud, 60, to pay $828,773 in restitution, the amount paid out by the insurance company in the arson scheme. According to a plea agreement, Hammoud schemed with his employer, Saleh Fakhoury, owner of a pizza restaurant, to destroy Fakhoury's home so he could use the insurance to pay off debts. Fakhoury, 49, who previously pleaded guilty to the conspiracy, owed more than $200,000 to credit companies and others, plus more than $1.7 million to...