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Student sentenced in East Campus fire

A former graduate resident tutor has pleaded guilty to disturbing the peace and was sentenced to one-year probation in Cambridge District Court in connection with an October 2 fire at East Campus.

He was also sentenced to 312 hours of community service at the Shriners Burns Institute in Boston (six hours a week for 52 weeks) and ordered to pay $2,000 in restitution to the Cambridge Fire Department. He also received one year of pre-trial probation on a separate charge of burning private property.

The graduate student, who received first- and second-degree burns during the fire, must also repay MIT an unspecified amount for resulting damage.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on November 25, 1998.

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