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L.A. County to pay out $10,000 reward in church arson fire
L.A. County to pay out $10,000 reward in church arson fire

Four people who helped authorities track down and prosecute a man who set a Hacienda Heights church on fire in 2011 will share a $10,000 reward, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors said Tuesday. The reward was offered by the board three days after the April 16, 2011, fire ravaged St. John Vianney Catholic Church, causing more than $8.5 million in damage. Information from witnesses helped investigators from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department arrest Gregory Yusuke Shiga, who was later charged with arson, acting county CEO Patrick Ogawa said in a letter written to the supervisors. During his trial, multiple witnesses testified  they saw Shiga at the church on...

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