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L.A. arsonist may have been part of immigration spat

Written By: Bob - Jan• 02•12

This Times news report has an interesting little nugget about the suspect arrested for a string of vehicle arsons in Los Angeles. He was apparently irate over an immigration case.

Law enforcement sources said the man, who has not been identified, had lived for some time in Germany before coming to Los Angeles.

It remains unclear what the motive for the fires isĀ  and exactly how law enforcement authorities came to focus on him. The sources said that federal authorities had provided information that helped identify the man as a potential “person of interest” in the case.

The Los Angeles Police Department said officials plan to book the man on arson charges later Monday afternoon.

The man may have been battling the U.S. government over the immigration status of a relative, but the officials said they don’t know if this played any role in the arson case. The LAPD is in communication with federal immigration officials concerning the dispute, said the law enforcement sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the case was ongoing.


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