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Suring man pleads guilty to federal arson charges

9:00 PM, May 6, 2013
Drew Christensen, right, appeared in Marinette County court last weak on an arson charge. At left is his attorney, Tricia Nell. Christensen pleaded guilty to Oconto County charges Friday in federal court.
Drew Christensen, right, appeared in Marinette County court last weak on an arson charge. At left is his attorney, Tricia Nell. Christensen pleaded guilty to Oconto County charges Friday in federal court.
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A Suring man accused of setting several fires in Northeastern Wisconsin has pleaded guilty in federal court to igniting fires in a church and two taverns in Oconto County.

Drew Christensen, 28, entered the pleas Friday on three counts of arson of a building used in interstate commerce. The prosecution and the defense agreed to recommend a sentence of five years in prison on each count, with two of the counts to run consecutively.

Sentencing is scheduled for July 29 before U.S. District Court Judge William Griesbach. The maximum sentence is 20 years, with a minimum of five years imprisonment, ...

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