MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Medford man has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for burning down his pizza business in order to collect insurance money.
Federal Judge Barbara Crabb also ordered David Johnson on Tuesday to pay restitution of nearly $155,000. The 36-year-old Medford man earlier pleaded guilty to arson for setting fire to Main Street Pizza and Grill in February 2013.
Crabb determined Johnson’s actions knowingly put people that lived in a neighboring building at risk. The restaurant was a total loss and the adjacent building was damaged.