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Suspect nabbed in $34M Hamptons arson case

Former real estate agent accused of torching Bridgehampton mansion

April 20, 2014 03:00PM

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From left: Arson suspect David Osiecki, fire at 187 Dune Road in Bridgehampton, and Ziel Feldman

WEEKENDEDITIONA Sagaponack man was arrested in connection to a Hamptons house fire that erupted on Saturday morning.

David Osiecki was charged with felony, third-degree arson for the fire at 187 Dune Road in Bridgehampton. He was also charged with arson in the fifth degree for allegedly setting a brush fire in the Bridgehampton-Hayground area.

Osiecki, a former real estate agent, appeared in a Long Island courthouse on Sunday. His arraignment was delayed until Monday, so that he could find a lawyer.

The Suffolk County Arson Squad was called out to the 10,000-square-foot, 7-bedroom, 8.5-bath house on Dune Road on Saturday, after flames set off an alarm just before 6 a.m. Firefighters finally put out the fire at 10 a.m.

The house has been badly damaged, with much of the damage being done to its east side, near a circular tower that houses a soaking tub off the master bathroom on the second floor.

New York City developer Ziel Feldman owns the home, which went on the market for $34 million in 2011, but was never sold. [NYP] —TRD

  • no-permits

    it will be interesting to see who the real culprit is here. feldman or osiecki.

    • hack

      it would be more interesting if you were sued for that baseless comment

      • ross

        “the real cuprit” doesnt mean if Osiecki was ordered do light the fire by feldman that Osiecki isnt the real cuprit. No one made Osiecki do it ..if Feldman ordered it he could have easily refused.

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