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Audrey Strauss, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, John B. DeVito, the Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (“ATF”), Dermot Shea, the Commissioner of the New York City Police Department (“NYPD”), and Daniel A. Nigro, Commissioner of the New York City Fire Department (“FDNY”), announced that DANIEL MELAMED, a/k/a “Danny,” a real estate developer in New York City, was sentenced to 66 months in federal prison for participating in a conspiracy to commit arson in which he directed that multiple fires be set at residential buildings whose occupants he wished to vacate in order to develop the premises.  MELAMED previously pled guilty to participating in a conspiracy to commit arson, before United States District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan who imposed today’s sentence.

U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss said:  “Almost a decade ago, Daniel…

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