Monday, June 22, 2009

Arson Of Family Store Draws Interim Suspension

After issuing a show cause order, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently imposed an interim suspension of a attorney convicted of arson endangering persons. The underlying conduct as reported by

An admitted arsonist has been sentenced to up to 23 months in jail for burning down his parents' landmark furnishings store in central Pennsylvania.

Alvin Ray Hoover, 36, of Mount Pleasant Mills, was sentenced Tuesday in Snyder County Court for the Aug. 7 fire that destroyed Irvin's Country Tinware in West Perry Township.

The store was owned by Irvin and Doris Hoover. They did not testify at their son's trial.

Alvin Hoover pleaded guilty, but mentally ill, to first-degree felony arson.

In addition to the jail sentence, probation and continued mental health treatment Hoover must stay away from his siblings and their children.

The judge also ordered Hoover pay $1.7 million in restitution to Penn National Insurance Co.

(Mike Frisch)

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