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10 year prison term for Denmark man in fraud, arson case

GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) - A federal judge has sentenced a Denmark man to 10 years in prison for an insurance fraud case.

Green Bay federal judge William Griesbach also ordered Matthew Lemberger to pay over $779,000 in restitution, according to online court records.

According to the complaint, in 2010, Lemberger and two others intentionally set fire to Lemberger's business -- Cronos Global -- to collect insurance money. Documents also show Lemberger offered to kill the spouse of one of the co-conspirators instead of paying that person but that count was dropped. 

Lemberger was also implicated by authorities for the 2006 arson at his Manitowoc home, which was made to look like a hate crime.

However, the statute of limitations expired and he was not charged in that case.

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