Federal plea deal for volunteer firefighter accused in Elgin fires


The man accused of burning down a John Deere dealership and an apartment building, and setting other small fires in Elgin will plead guilty.

John Iszler reached a plea agreement in Federal Court.
He will be sentenced in July, and the prosecutors are recommending a 5-year sentence.
He will also be ordered to pay restitution for the apartment building and John Deere dealership, which could be about $500,000.

Iszler admits to starting the fire at Dakota Farm Equipment on December 31st, 2017, and a fire at an apartment building on February 25, 2018.
Iszler was a volunteer firefighter for the Elgin Fire Department at the time the fires were set.

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