- Associated Press - Sunday, June 5, 2016

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 again be postponed.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports (https://bit.ly/28dNkIO ) that Falgun Dharia was first set to be sentenced in November, then March and then on Friday in federal court in New York for a single count of conspiring to commit insurance fraud but the hearing has again been delayed.

A new sentencing date has not been set.

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.

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Information from: Wyoming Tribune Eagle, https://www.wyomingnews.com


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