Fifty-two-year-old Thomas Schropp was found guilty by a federal jury Tuesday on a list of charges.
Schropp was accused of hiring someone for $20,000 to set his struggling business on fire.
He’d run P.K. Manufacturing in Nashville, Nebraska, just north of Omaha.
Schropp filed an insurance claim after the blaze in November of 2008 for $4-million — a claim that was denied by his insurance company.
A lawyer representing Schropp says he’ll appeal the verdict.