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Former Vt. fire captain gets 13 months in jail

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RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) - A former Vermont fire captain has been sentenced to 13 months in jail after he was convicted of conspiring to set more than 20 fires on public land in 2008.

The Rutland Herald reports U.S. District Judge Christina Reiss said the crimes committed by George Allen were "truly outrageous," but she sentenced the 30-year-old Allen to less than the 15- to 24-month term sought by prosecutors.

Allen's attorney, Mark Furlan, said he deserved a probationary sentence based on the argument that Allen played a limited role in a scheme that involved other firefighters. Allen told police the fires were set as a result of boredom.

Another former firefighter was given a one-to-two-year suspended sentence after pleading guilty to fourth-degree arson; another paid a $2,000 fine.

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