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Fire at home of Va. judge determined intentional

Wednesday - 1/18/2012, 5:07pm  ET

McLEAN, Va. - Fairfax County fire officials have determined that a house fire last month at the residence of a federal judge from Virginia was intentionally set.

The December fire at the McLean home of U.S. District Judge Liam O'Grady caused $300,000 in damage. Dan Schmidt, a spokesman for the county fire department, said Wednesday that no one has been charged and that the case remains under investigation.

Dave Oney, a spokesman for the U.S. Marshals Service, which is responsible for judicial security, said his agency is not involved in the probe and they have no reason to believe the fire is related to O'Grady's official duties.

O'Grady was appointed to the bench by George W. Bush and serves at the Alexandria courthouse in the Eastern District of Virginia.


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