Greenwood businessman arrested for plan to commit arson

IBJ Staff
August 16, 2010
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A Greenwood businessman has been charged in a federal criminal complaint with solicitation to commit arson.

The Friday arrest of Daniel Annee, 46, follows an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Indianapolis Fire Investigations Section. The unit is comprised of Indianapolis Metropolitan Police detectives and Indianapolis Fire Department investigators.

The complaint alleges that at the end of July the ATF office in Indianapolis received information from two individuals that Annee wanted someone to burn down a commercial building he co-owned on the south side of Indianapolis.

During the next two weeks, federal agents and local investigators recorded a number of phone calls and meetings in which Annee allegedly discussed his desire to have the office building at 431 E. Hanna Ave. destroyed by fire.

One of the meetings, videotaped by investigators, occurred inside the Hanna Avenue building on Aug. 12, at which time Annee allegedly gave an undercover investigator, posing as an arsonist, $500 in cash and a key to the building. Annee also gave the investigator a tour of the building, suggested locations where the fire might be set, and told him he wanted the fire set on Aug.15, according to the complaint.

The complaint further alleges that Annee planned to collect on a $600,000 insurance policy. He was arrested without incident on Friday as he arrived at his office in Indianapolis.

The maximum penalty for solicitation is 10 years, or half the maximum sentence for arson, which also carries a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release.


  • What a Family Man
    "I don't care if I have to take food from my kid's mouths" when told that the job would cost $5k instead of $500. Very sad and embarrassing for his kids
  • Annee's are good people
    I've also known the ANNEE family for 25+ years and obviously Danny fucked up big time. If you knew ANY of the Annee's, you would be just as shocked as those of us that know and RESPECT the entire Annee family. God Bless from a fellow Warrior and Rebel.
  • Happened befor
    This "prominent family" also owned Lake Shore Country Club years ago and it burnt down during hard times.
    Makes you wonder....
  • $600K
    $600K worth of insurance on that "bungalow" sized office buiding?!
  • Hanna Ave not St.
    431 E Hanna Ave is the correct address for the property discussed in the story. It is a little office building right next to the side entrance to Southern Plaza off of East Street.

    You can see it via Google Map's Street View or the City of Indianapolis's "Indy Site Finder Economic Development Tool".
  • ?????
    Do not understand your story where is 431 East Hanna Street? 431 East Hanna AVE is an apartment complex... 431 East Hanna Street are valid addresses for residences in Greencastle and Columbia City

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