Arson

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Arson

Deliberately setting fire with a destructive intent. Arson can be intended to incite terror; for example, a loan shark may set fire to a building owned by a debtor. Insurance for businesses and homes usually covers arson, though sometimes company owners set fire to their own buildings as a form of insurance fraud.
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Charged under his full name of Michael Goodall Watson, Lord Watson, aged 56, is facing two counts of wilful fireraising.
Craig, who admitted wilful fireraising, escaped jail yesterday after Aberdeen Sheriff Court heard of his "ludicrous expedition".
Malcolm Chalmers, 22, and Paul Stewart, 18, were charged with wilful fireraising following Friday's late-night blaze.
She was convicted of wilful fireraising which resulted in the death of her brother and attempting to defeat the ends of justice by getting her hair cut to alter her appearance.
Yesterday, police investigating the blaze said they were treating it as wilful fireraising and appealed for witnesses.
Alison Di Rollo, prosecuting, told the High Court in Aberdeen that Rooney's extensive list of previous convictions included wilful fireraising, theft and housebreaking but he was also convicted of a sexual offence in 2004.