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Sacramento Nail Salon Arsonist Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Paul La, 59, of Sacramento, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Morrison C. England Jr. to five years in prison, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.

According to his plea agreement, in 2011, La set fire to his business, Golden Nails & Hair, located at 8335 Folsom Boulevard in Sacramento, using acetone as an accelerant. After burning down the business, La submitted fraudulent insurance claims based on purported losses from the fire.

This case was the product of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Michael D. Anderson and Amanda H. Beck prosecuted the case.

Updated March 17, 2017

Press Release Number: 2:13-cr-401-GEB