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Mountain View business owner indicted on arson, fraud charges

Original post made on May 19, 2011

A Mountain View business owner has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of wire fraud, mail fraud and arson, according to a press release from the U.S. Department of Justice.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, May 19, 2011, 9:56 AM


Posted by Kidder, a resident of Old Mountain View
on May 19, 2011 at 10:40 am

"The four-alarm fire..." with a hyphen.

Posted by MmHmm., a resident of Cuesta Park
on May 19, 2011 at 11:46 am

Nobody cares about the typos except the chronically nit-picky.

Posted by Lodhi, a resident of another community
on May 19, 2011 at 12:01 pm

Is "Lodhi" a first name or last name or does this person have only a single word name?

Posted by Nick V, Mountain View Voice Staff Writer
on May 19, 2011 at 12:19 pm

Nick V is a registered user.

Fauzia is her first name. The article has been corrected.

Posted by gcoladon, a resident of North Whisman
on May 19, 2011 at 2:08 pm

gcoladon is a registered user.

Wow, that's pretty terrible. I'm glad this person was caught.

Posted by AC, a resident of another community
on May 19, 2011 at 2:21 pm

AC is a registered user.

I remember this fire, and I believe I even have photos of it; I'll check at home.

It was pretty major. I had never guessed that it would have been insurance arson.

As it is, I lost clothes at the cleaners when it burned down. :( I never knew how to get ahold of them. I think I might have the claim ticket somewhere still.

Posted by jupiterk, a resident of Gemello
on May 19, 2011 at 2:53 pm

is this the one that happened at the corner of castro and El camino real? It seems like that happened ages ago. Anyways, its criminal behavior. justice done. I can't believe how selfish people can be to do such acts. The lady not only destroyed buildings and businesses but also people's livelihood.

Posted by Tom Jefferson, a resident of another community
on May 19, 2011 at 3:08 pm

..."presumed innocent until proven guilty"

Posted by Thom, a resident of Jackson Park
on May 19, 2011 at 4:57 pm

What a shame and if she did in fact set the fire she is in for a long and hard lesson.

Posted by Mr. DePortum, a resident of Blossom Valley
on May 20, 2011 at 2:24 am

Get the ROPE!!!

Posted by Phantom, a resident of Old Mountain View
on May 20, 2011 at 8:13 am

Note to self.. withdraw all funds from bank account.. that way they dont track the money

Posted by The Eye, a resident of Old Mountain View
on May 20, 2011 at 6:41 pm

The Eye is a registered user.

Interesting. Also interesting is that the other story that just came out about the Hispanic duo that tried to rob Clyde's Liquors (that place seems to be a magnet for hold-ups) has the comments section locked down, so no one can comment. Draconian, anyone? So much for freedom of the press, and the public opinion. Oh well, most of you probably won't read this comment awayway, because I'll wager it'll get deleted soon after posting. We'll see...