Orange County man pleads guilty to torching restaurant

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A restaurant owner in Orange County has pleaded guilty to torching his business for over $60,000 in insurance money.

Prosecutors say Khaled Baroud, 61, of New Windsor, admitted to intentionally setting fire to his USA Waffles restaurant last March.

The restaurant is on South Plank Road in the town of Newburgh.

Officials say a plea deal will send Baroud to prison for one to three years, and he will be required to pay back all the insurance money. He will be sentenced on April 19.

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