Gladstone Woman Pleads Guilty to Arson-for-Seek the services of Endeavor of KC Business enterprise | USAO-WDMO

KANSAS City, Mo. – A Gladstone, Mo., lady pleaded guilty in federal court docket now to attempting to employ an arsonist to destroy her business creating in Kansas Metropolis, Mo., which contained a number of organizations.

Mia Lee Jamison, 70, pleaded responsible just before U.S. Justice of the peace Judge Lajuana M. Counts to a single rely of soliciting a criminal offense of violence – specially, to maliciously damage a making by arson – and one particular rely of making a phony assertion to investigators of the Bureau of Liquor, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive.

By pleading guilty nowadays, Jamison admitted that she fulfilled with an undercover agent with the Bureau of Liquor, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives at her property on many situations in April 2019 to discuss selecting him to dedicate arson. She available to pay out the undercover agent $150,000 to burn her commercial building, Mia Plaza, which is positioned in close proximity to the corner of 39th Avenue and Bell Avenue in Kansas Town. A few corporations operated at that location at that time – 39th World of Spirits (a liquor and grocery shop), Bob Wasabi Kitchen (a sushi bar), and Sahara Sheesha Lounge (a hookah lounge).

Jamison informed the undercover agent that she was heading to be losing ownership of the setting up thanks to a civil lawsuit, and needed the making burned before April 29, 2019. She informed the agent she experienced a $1.5 million insurance policy policy on the constructing (it was actually $2 million). She agreed to pay him $150,000 and gave him a deposit of $3,500. Jamison wished the fireplace to seem like an accident, and the undercover agent agreed to established the fire in between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. to limit the risk to the tenants.

On April 28, 2019, Jamison satisfied with the undercover agent for the very last time. She advised the undercover agent she had eliminated the video surveillance cameras at the creating in preparing for the fireplace and desired the building to be burned that night. Investigators recorded all the meetings amongst Jamison and the undercover agent by both audio or video clip recording devices, or equally.

At around 4 a.m. the upcoming morning, federal investigators contacted Jamison at her residence. Investigators requested no matter if she burned down the building in problem or whether she questioned an individual to burn off the constructing down. On numerous occasions she denied requesting or using the services of someone to ruin the developing by fireplace.

Pursuing the job interview, they advised Jamison her making had not really been weakened by a hearth but was continue to standing and put her under arrest.

Less than federal statutes, Jamison is topic to a sentence of up to 15 yrs in federal prison devoid of parole. The most statutory sentence is prescribed by Congress and is offered here for informational reasons, as the sentencing of the defendant will be determined by the courtroom primarily based on the advisory sentencing recommendations and other statutory factors. A sentencing hearing will be scheduled right after the completion of a presentence investigation by the United States Probation Business.

This circumstance is staying prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Trey Alford and Patrick D. Daly. It was investigated by the Bureau of Liquor, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.