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Man torches $400 million nuke sub; Navy’s budget struggles for air (With Video)

Featured Image: USS Nautilus (SSN-571), the first nuclear-powered submarine. CREDIT: US NAVY SWOURCE: Wikipedia Commons. (As a work of the U.S. federal government, the image is in the public domain).

From CNN News By Emily Smith, CNN updated 7:18 AM EDT, Fri August 9, 2013

(CNN) — Casey James Fury simply didn’t want to be at work, and in the process cost the Navy nearly a half-billion dollars and one attack submarine.

Fury admitted to setting fire to the USS Miami, a nuclear sub, in May 2012 while it was in dry dock. He was sentenced to 17 years in federal prison in March and ordered to pay $400 million in restitution — roughly the cost of the damage.. . . Read Complete Report