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Men Charged In Deadly Calif. Ghost Ship Warehouse Fire Plead No Contest

Derick Almena and Max Harris pleaded no contest to 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter in connection with their roles in the 2016 blaze that left three dozen people dead.
Two men pleaded no contest Tuesday to 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter in the 2016 Ghost Ship warehouse fire in Oakland, Calif. Source: JOSH EDELSON

Two men each charged with 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter, representing the three dozen people who perished in the 2016 Oakland, Calif. warehouse fire, pleaded no contest on Tuesday, in a deal letting them avoid trial and possibly lengthy prison terms.

Derick Almena, who managed the artists' collective turned dance venue known as the Ghost Ship, agreed to a nine year sentence

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