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North End restaurateur charged in connection with fire that killed his brother
By Globe Staff
A North End restaurateur has been charged with arson and related crimes in connection with a fire that killed his brother, federal prosecutors said today.
Albert L. Giorgio, 54, of Revere faces charges that include arson resulting in death, arson conspiracy, mail fraud, and use of fire to commit mail fraud.
Giorgio allegedly owned a building at 64-66 Salem St. and caused it to be burned on March 8, 2002, then filed an insurance claim for damages he wasn't entitled to because of his involvement in the fire, the US attorney's office said in a statement.
Giorgio's brother, Steven Giorgio, 42, of Revere, was alleged to have participated in the arson scheme. He died in the fire.
If convicted, Albert Giorgio could face a lengthy prison sentence and a fine of as much as $1.5 million, prosecutors said. The indictment was unsealed today in federal court.
Giorgio's Revere telephone number is unpublished.