West Virginia Men Face Arson, Fraud Charges

September 5, 2013

A federal grand jury has indicted a former Logan, Va., city councilman and three others on claims they purchased a vacant building, inflated its worth on an insurance policy and burned it down.

Indictments unsealed on Tuesday name former councilman James Gregory Glick, exotic dance club owner Guy R. Miller, insurance company operator William Janey Thompson and Shawn Simon.

The indictments claim Glick purchased a building across from a steakhouse he owns in January 2012 for $50,000 and worked with Thompson to buy an insurance policy claiming it was worth $1 million. Miller and Simon allegedly set fire to the building on Feb. 1, 2012 for $75,000. Prosecutors claim Glick split the more than $1 million proceeds with the men.

It was not immediately clear whether the men had attorneys.

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