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Booking Photo of Arson Suspect Maria Porras | by LAFD
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Booking Photo of Arson Suspect Maria Porras

OCTOBER 26, 2011 - LOS ANGELES: Investigators from the Los Angeles Fire Department’s Arson/Counter-Terrorism Section and detectives from the California Department of Insurance are announcing two arrests in connection with a vehicle arson on January 9, 2011 that led to the serious injury of an LAFD Fire Captain.

 

Suspect Maria Porras, age 34 has been charged with Insurance Fraud, Arson of Property, Arson with Great Bodily Injury, attempted Grand Theft, and Conspiracy. The charges are all felonies.

 

Anyone who believes they recognize this person as being tied to any other crimes or fires is encouraged to contact law enforcement or LAFD Arson/Counter-Terrorism Section Investigators at (213) 893-9800.

 

UPDATE: On February 4, 2013, Maria Porras pled guilty to 1 count of Insurance Fraud and was sentenced to 3 years formal probation.

 

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