Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Sequestration may force the Navy to postpone the estimated $450 million project.
Mandatory federal budget cuts triggered by sequestration on March 4 may claim another casualty at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard – the USS Miami. According to an Associated Press article published by Foster's Daily Democrat on Wednesday, Navy officials say they may postpone the estimated $450 million repair work for the nuclear submarine that was heavily damaged by a fire on May 23 set by Casey James Fury, a former shipyard worker who was recently sentenced to 17 years in federal prison for arson. Paul O'Connor, president of the Metal Trades Council at the shipyard, said Tuesday that several shipyard workers, members of the New Hampshire and Maine chapters of the AFL-CIO, federal workers and business people will hold a rally against …
Friday, March 15, 2013
Casey James Fury was sentenced Friday morning in U.S. District Court.
PORTSMOUTH, NH -- A former Portsmouth Naval Shipyard worker who set fire to the USS Miami nuclear submarine last year was sentenced Friday to more than 17 years in prison and ordered to pay $400 million in restitution. Casey James Fury, 25, formerly of Portsmouth, had pleaded guilty on Nov. 8 to two counts of arson in connection with the fires he set in May and June 2012. He was employed as a painter and sandblaster at the shipyard until his arrest in July of 2012. On May 23, 2012, Fury used a lighter to start a fire in a bag of cotton rags located in a stateroom on the submarine. Crew members and firefighters from the shipyard and surrounding communities battled the blaze for 12 hours, finally extinguishing it the next morning. At least …
Federal prosecutors are seeking a 20-year sentence for Casey James Fury.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Federal prosecutors are recommending that Casey James Fury receive a 20-year sentence after he pleaded guilty to setting two fires.
Federal prosecutors want a U.S. District Court judge to sentence a former Portsmouth Naval Shipyard worker to 20 years in prison for setting fire to the USS Miami in May and June 2012. The Portland Press Herald reported Monday that federal prosecutors filed a memorandum in the Portland, Maine court seeking a federal prison sentence of 19 years and seven months for Casey James Fury, 24. The newspaper reported that Fury's defense counsel is recommending that his client receive a 15-year sentence. Fury is scheduled to be sentenced for two counts of arson on Friday, March 15 at 9 a.m. Fury pleaded guilty to those two charges in November.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Casey James Fury pleaded guilty to two counts of arson for setting USS Miami fires at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.
A former Portsmouth man who pleaded guilty to setting two fires that caused millions of dollars in damage to the USS Miami is scheduled to be sentenced next week. According to U.S. District Court officials in Portland, Maine, Casey James Fury, 24, is scheduled to be sentenced for two counts of arson on Friday, March 15 at 9 a.m. Fury pleaded guilty to those two charges in November. Fury was employed as a painter and sandblaster at the shipyard until his arrest on July 23 and held at the Cumberland County Jail in Portland, Maine without bail. Navy investigators said that Fury told them he set both fires to get out of work early. The USS Miami fire raged for 12 hours and dozens of Portsmouth area firefighters battled the blaze. Five …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Casey James Fury may also be ordered to pay hefty fines after causing $400 million of damage.
Following Casey James Fury's guilty plea on Thursday to arson charges that set the USS Miami submarine on fire twice and caused $400 million in damages, the U.S. Attorney's office said he may face up to 20 years in prison and hefty fines. News television station WGME in Portland, Maine reported that U.S. Attorney Thomas Delahunty said Fury, 24, could be sentenced to 15 to 19 years in federal prison and face fines up to $400 million toward the cost of repairing the U.S.S. Miami. Delahunty also told WGME that Fury will also have to pay restitution to the five first responders injured in the fire. Fury was employed as a painter and sandblaster at the shipyard until his arrest on July 23 and held at the Cumberland County Jail in Portsmouth …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
U.S. Attorney's office announces that Casey James Fury pleaded guilty after waiving his indictment.
A Portsmouth man charged with setting fire to the USS Miami nuclear submarine and causing $400 million in damage has pleaded guilty to arson. According to U.S. Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II, Casey James Fury, 24, formerly of Portsmouth, waived indictment earlier today before U.S. District Judge George Z. Singal in Portland and pleaded guilty to two two counts of arson that charged him with setting the Navy submarine on fire on May 23 and June 14. Fury was employed as a painter and sandblaster at the shipyard until his arrest on July 23 and held at the Cumberland County Jail in Portsmouth without bail. Navy investigators said that Fury told them he set both fires to get out of work early. The USS Miami fire raged for 12 hours and dozens…
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Federal prosecutors and defense lawyer for Case James Fury, 24, of Portsmouth have until end of November to resolve case.
A Portsmouth man charged with setting fire to the USS Miami submarine at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in May and causing $400 million in damage is moving closer to have his case resolved without a grand jury indictment. Maine television news station WGME in Portland, Maine, reported Wednesday that court documents at U.S. District Court show that Casey James Fury's lawyer, Attorney David Beneman that "significant progress" toward resolving the case has been made. Fury, 24, is charged with two counts of arson after he confessed that he set the USS Miami on fire on May 23 so he could go home early and then set a second fire outside of the nuclear submarine on June 16. Fury continues to be held without bail at the Cumberland County Jail in …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
WMUR reports that U.S. Navy will recycle parts from recently retired sub as part of $450 million project.
The U.S. Navy will use parts from a recently retired nuclear submarine to repair the USS Miami. WMUR reported the parts will come from the USS Memphis, a Los Angeles-class nuclear submarine that was recently decommissioned. The news television station reported the USS Memphis is currently in Groton, Conn., where General Dynamics Electric Boat is located. The USS Miami was heavily damaged by fire on May 23 that authorities later determined was set by former Portsmouth Naval Shipyard worker Casey James Fury, 24, of Portsmouth. Authorities also said that Fury, who is being held without bail at the Cumberland County Jail while awaiting trial on two felony arson charges in U.S. District Court in Maine, set a second fire outside of the nuclear …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Casey James Fury, 24, of Portsmouth may or may not be indicted for setting two fires to Navy nuclear submarine last spring.
Editor's note: Welcome to "Across the River," which offers stories and news from Kittery, Maine. Each Thursday, Portsmouth Patch will present a story about this community along with a short list of upcoming events and happenings around town. All Portsmouth Patch stories about Kittery, Maine will also be posted in our new "Across the River" topic page that can be accessed by clicking on the News section of the tool bar any time. ************ As federal prosecutors and the defense attorney representing a Portsmouth man charged with setting fire to the USS Miami continue to deliberate to see if they can resolve the case, it remains open. According to the U.S. District Court Clerk's office in Portland, Maine, Casey James Fury, 24, who is …