Man jailed for arson attack on prosecutor

A 20-year-old man who set light to a prosecutor's home and tried to extort 200,000 kronor from her father has been sentenced to six years in jail.

The man was found guilty of crimes including arson, contempt of court and forgery by Stockholm District Court on Thursday. The court cleared him on a number of other charges.

His 21-year-old accomplice was found guilty of attempted extortion and was sentenced to probation.

Prosecutors had demanded 12 years’ imprisonment for the 20-year-old, but the court gave a lower sentence after finding him not guilty on some charges.

The 20-year-old’s twin brother was also prosecuted in the case along with another 21-year-old. They were charged with financial crimes which were not targeted at the prosecutor. In this case, the twin was acquitted, while the 21-year-old man was convicted of illegally obtaining alcoholic drinks. He received a fine.