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Prosecutors clear 3 men accused of setting mansion on fire

2:53 PM, Jan 6, 2011   |    comments
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Arapahoe County prosecutors filed motions to dismiss the felony conspiracy charges against builder Mikel Mewbourn, financier Matt Witt and homebuyer Denver Haslam, according to district attorney spokesman Casimir Spencer.

The motions come two months after a judge dismissed related felony bank-fraud charges against them A judge ruled in a hearing that there wasn't enough evidence to prosecute the men on the bank fraud charges, according to the Denver Post.

The three came under suspicion after a fire gutted the 15,000-square-foot, six-bedroom, nine-bathroom home at 5301 S. University Blvd. in Nov. 2008.

The Denver Post reports Mewbourn was one of two men who originally built the never-lived-in mansion.

Witt helped finance its construction and its subsequent sale through his lending firm, Commercial Capital Inc., which is in federal bankruptcy court, according to the Post.

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