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Gladstone woman charged in failed arson-for-hire plot

Posted at 10:17 PM, Apr 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-29 23:17:25-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Gladstone woman is accused of trying to hire someone to burn down her business in a failed arson-for-hire plot, federal prosecutors say.

Mia Lee Jamison, 67, was arrested and charged Monday in U.S. District Court with one count of the attempted malicious destruction of property.

According to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Jamison met with an undercover agent on multiple occasions to plan the arson of a commercial building she owns near 39th and Bell streets in Kansas City. She allegedly offered to pay the agent $150,000 to burn the building and make it look like an accident.

The ATF added that Jamison included details such as starting the fire between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. and that she would turn off the surveillance cameras. Investigators recorded all the meetings by either audio or video.

Three businesses currently operate at that location: 39th World of Spirits, Bob Wasabi Kitchen and Sahara Sheesha Lounge.

Jamison remains in federal custody pending a detention hearing.