BROWN BLAZE – EMPLOYEE CHARGED

Police have charged a man with first degree arson following an investigation into last month's blaze...

One of James Brown‘s employees has been charged with alleged arson following a fire at the legendary singer’s offices last month.

On April 28, a blaze swept through James Brown Enterprises, the office that co-ordinates the superstar’s tours and concerts. Nobody was injured, but memorabilia and live tapes were destroyed in the blaze.

Local fire authorities launched an investigation into possible arson when discovered it was aided by a “petroleum-based” substance, and the fire alarm system in the building did not activate.

According to a report on US website, [url=]www.launch.com, Richard Glenn, an employee of Brown‘s, was arrested and charged with first degree arson, theft and felony forgery. It is alleged by police that Glenn stole a cheque from James Brown Enterprises before opening a bank account and making a cheque out to himself for US$75,000. He is then alleged have started the blaze to cover his crime.

James Brown makes an appearance at the London Brixton Academy on July 9. He also plays this year’s Essential Festival at Stanmer Park, Brighton on July 16.

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