The owner of One Source Motors committed arson on his own company.
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Monday, November 19, 2012
A Huntingdon Valley man will face 16 years in a prison after burning down his business in Northeast Philadelphia to obtain money from the insurance claim. Michael Giamo, 31, organized a fire at his auto-repair shop, One Source Motors, in May 2010. He fled the country to Brazil beforehand and agreed to pay a friend $10,000 for setting up the fire. Giamo collected $127,000 from the arson and was sentenced to pay back over $200,000 in restitution. CHARGES ORIGINALLY FILED IN MARCH An investigation of the scene revealed a pile of burned promotional t-shirts on an office chair and the area around it. It was determined that someone had intentionally poured gasoline on the shirts and started the fire. Giamo was found guilty of mail fraud, using …
Michael Giamo, 29, was convicted in federal court of setting fire to his auto repair shop after falling behind on bills.
A Lower Moreland man could face 15 years to life in prison and a fine up to $2 million after being convicting in federal court this week of burning his auto repair shop to the ground two years ago. Michael Giamo, 29, purposely destroyed his business, One Source Motors, 14001 Bustleton Ave., Philadelphia, in May of 2010 after falling behind on his rent and utility bills. According to the Phillyburbs.com report, Giamo conspired with another person, Isael “Izzy” Kniestedt, who had been living in the U.S. illegally since at least 2007. An investigation of the scene revealed a pile of burned promotional t-shirts on an office chair and the area around it. It was determined that someone had intentionally poured gasoline on the shirts and started …