Mother Of Suspected Arsonist To Appear In LA Court


Salon Staff
January 6, 2012 2:00PM (UTC)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The mother of a German man suspected of more than 50 arson attacks over New Year's weekend is due in a Los Angeles courtroom Friday for fraud charges she faces back in her native country.

Dorothee Burkhart was charged with 19 counts of fraud in Frankfurt, including failing to pay for a 2004 breast-augmentation surgery and pilfering security deposits from renters. The purpose of the hearing is to determine whether she should be released on bond.

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Her son, Harry Burkhart, was charged Wednesday with 37 counts of arson as part of a rash of fires that caused more than $3 million in damage. His bail was set at $2.85 million.


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