- Associated Press - Friday, October 14, 2016

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Federal prosecutors plan to ask the former city clerk for the small western Iowa city of Casey to pay more than $2 million in restitution as part of her sentence for mail fraud and malicious use of fire.

Dorothy Dillinger entered a plea agreement in May admitting she lit the City Hall building on fire in August 2014, the night before state auditors were to arrive to investigate missing money she’d taken and used for personal expenses since 2009.

Dillinger, who is 61, served as the city clerk for 30 years.

Her sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 21.

Prosecutors in documents filed Friday seek five years in prison and $2.2 million to pay for rebuilding City Hall and replacing contents including tax returns, tools, city maps and a Santa suit.



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