Guilty plea in case that ensnared French train hero’s father
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California man has pleaded guilty in an arson case in which the father of French train hero Spencer Stone also faces charges.
The Sacramento Bee reported Monday that 58-year-old Jamal Mustafa Shehadeh faces 30 years in prison after admitting his role in a scheme to set fire to Sacramento-area commercial buildings in order to collect insurance money.
Brian Stone, a disbarred California attorney and Stone’s 59-year-old father, is charged with providing consultant services on the insurance claims. His case is pending.
The guilty plea comes amid renewed interest in the 2015 terrorist attack thwarted by Stone and two childhood friends. The three star as themselves in a newly released Clint Eastwood film, “The 15:17 to Paris.”
Stone previously said he has no relationship with his father.