Sentencing in Hitching Post Arson Case Pushed Back
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The sentencing for a New Jersey man charged in a 2010 arson fire that destroyed the landmark Hitching Post Inn in Cheyenne has been postponed for the second time.
Falgun Dharia was supposed to be sentenced Friday in federal court in New York. A prosecutor assigned to the case says his sentencing is now set for June 3.
Dharia is charged with conspiring to commit insurance fraud in connection with the September 2010 fire.
Dharia was a principal in CJM Hospitality LLC, which bought the Hitching Post at a bankruptcy proceeding. Prosecutors say the blaze was set to defraud an insurance company of $13 million.
Dharia has admitted to knowing about the arson when filing an insurance claim, but denies responsibility for the fire.