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A Logan man who admitted to involvement in a scheme to torch a commercial building in Logan for the $1 million insurance money has been sentenced to federal prison.

Phillip Wayne Workman, 36, of Logan, will spend two years and three months behind bars for obstructing a joint state and federal arson investigation into the Feb. 1, 2012 fire at 111 Stratton St., U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin reports.

Workman admitted he provided false information to investigators and accused other, innocent individuals of conspiring to burn the building down, telling the court he went so far as to stage a fake secret meeting with an individual in an attempt to corroborate his claims.

But at his Oct. 31 plea hearing, Workman admitted he'd fabricated the meeting, thereby obstructing and jeopardizing the arson and insurance fraud investigation.

Four other individuals have pleaded guilty to being part of the conspiracy: James Gregory Glick, 44, of Logan, who will be sentenced March 13; Guy R. Miller, 39, of Logan and Shawn C. Simon, 41, of Charleston, will be sentenced March 20 and William Jamey Thompson, 44, of Chapmanville, will be sentenced March 24.

U.S. District Judge Thomas E. Johnston imposed Workman's sentence. West Virginia State Police and the IRS investigated the case, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas Ryan handled the prosecution.

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