WINDHAM, Maine (AP) — A Windham man authorities say set fire to an apartment building he owns and claimed it was the work of organized crime is facing criminal charges.
Police and the state Fire Marshal’s office on Thursday arrested 67-year-old Donato Corsetti and charged him with two counts of arson in connection with the Dec. 7 fire.
Investigators say Corsetti, who also owns a market next door, told investigators he was showing an apartment to two men who jumped him, tied him up and set the fire. Corsetti told police the mob from Rhode Island was trying to scare him and asked police not to investigate.
Authorities tell The Portland Press Herald (http://bit.ly/YgvSft ) the building had been foreclosed on and was insured.
Corsetti was held on $50,000 bail.
Information from: Portland Press Herald, http://www.pressherald.com