A Kansas City, Mo., man pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit arson, use of a fire to commit a federal crime, mail fraud and wire fraud. Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, stated in a news release the total loss to insurance was $434,938.
The release states John S. Wayne, 31, of Kansas City, was among six co-conspirators in the arson and insurance fraud conspiracy that totaled nearly $1.2 million. All other conspirators have pleaded guilty. In addition to the conspiracy, Wayne pleaded guilty to one count of arson.
Under the terms of the plea agreement from Monday’s proceedings, Wayne must pay a money judgment of $434,938, which represents the proceeds of the conspiracy. Wayne faces a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in federal prison without parole, up to 25 years in federal prison without parole, and a fine up to $500,000. A sentencing hearing will be scheduled after the completion of an investigation by the United States Probation Office.