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Canada Cape Breton firefighter sentenced to 4 years for arsons

01:08  08 march  2018
01:08  08 march  2018 Source:   cbc.ca

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A second Cape Breton firefighter has been sentenced for his role in multiple arsons in 2016 while he was a member of the Florence Volunteer Fire Department.

Stephen Tremblett, 52, of North Sydney, was sentenced Wednesday in Sydney provincial court to four years in federal prison and ordered to make restitution of just over $100,000.

Tremblett pleaded guilty in November to six counts of arson involving five properties.

On Wednesday, he apologized to the court, and for the toll his actions have taken on his family and the owners of the properties.

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A second Cape Breton firefighter has been sentenced for his role in multiple arsons in 2016 while he was a member of the Florence Volunteer Fire Department. Firefighter James MacDonald, 24, pleaded guilty to 14 counts of arson and in February was also sentenced to four years .

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Firefighter James MacDonald, 24, pleaded guilty to 14 counts of arson and in February was also sentenced to four years .

Judge Diane McGrath said a mitigating factor in MacDonald's sentence was his young age and the prospect of rehabilitation. She said that's not the case for Tremblett.

A third firefighter, Gary Luker, 33, of North Sydney, was initially charged with two counts of arson, but pleaded guilty to mischief and will be sentenced later this month.

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