West Michigan man gets 55 years for arson, insurance fraud

A Muskegon man convicted earlier this year of arson and insurance fraud faces 55 years in prison after being sentenced in U.S. District Court.
Becky Vargo
Nov 7, 2013

Gerald Eugene Singer, 74, must also pay $653,140 in restitution to the victims of his crimes.

A jury convicted Singer in March on two counts of arson, three counts of using fire to commit mail fraud, one count of mail fraud and five counts of tax fraud.

The properties included:

— The former “The Fair” fabric store at 1292 E. Broadway in Norton Shores. It was destroyed by fire on June 20, 1999;

— An investment/rental property at 250 Myrtle St., in Muskegon that was destroyed by fire on Nov. 9, 2006; and

— A four-unit apartment complex at 2608-2614 Seventh St. in Muskegon Heights, which was destroyed by fire on Aug. 28, 2007.

The mail fraud charge included fires at six additional properties and two attempted fires at properties in Muskegon Heights.

See Friday's print or electronic edition of the Grand Haven Tribune for the full story.

Comments

rukidding

Elect the guy as the Mayor and all will be well.

ggravish

Genius.

The Guy

Barack Obama committed a far greater fraud...what will he get?

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