Casey James Fury to be sentenced for USS Miami fire, which caused estimated $450 million in damage
Fury has pleaded guilty to starting fire
Last Updated: 67 days ago
PORTLAND, Maine - Federal prosecutors are recommending that a young New Hampshire man be sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison for setting fire to a nuclear-powered submarine docked in Maine, causing an estimated $450 million in damage.
In a sentencing memorandum filed Friday in U.S. District Court, the U.S. attorney's office recommended the top of the sentencing range allowed under an agreement in which Casey James Fury pleaded guilty to setting fire to the USS Miami.
The agreement limits Fury's sentence to roughly 15 to 19 years. Prosecutors are seeking a sentence of 19 years and seven months, the maximum allowed under the agreement between Fury's attorney and prosecutors.
Fury, 25, is scheduled to be sentenced Friday in federal court in Portland.
It took more than 100 firefighters to save the Miami after the May 23 fire spread while the sub was in dry dock at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery.
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