Freeport man cleared in deadly 2007 bank fire

A jury has found a Freeport man not guilty for his alleged role in the 2007 Deutsche Bank fire that killed two firefighters.A judge issued

FREEPORT - A jury has found a Freeport man not guilty for his alleged role in the 2007 Deutsche Bank fire that killed two firefighters.

A judge issued the verdict to Mitchell Alvo this morning and acquitted him of all charges, including manslaughter. He was accused of failing to fix, and then covering up, a break in a vital water pipe that was damaged on Sept. 11, 2001.

Alvo, an asbestos abatement supervisor, and two other construction company supervisors had argued the city and the FDNY never properly inspected the building. The other supervisors were also cleared of charges last week.

Alvo says he's relieved the case is finally over and is looking forward to moving on with his life.

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