KCUR News
5:30 pm
Tue June 22, 2010

Indicted: Unsolved Arson Case Lingers No Longer

Kansas City, MO – The former owner of the Hereford House Restaurant in Kansas City has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges that include arson and mail fraud.

57-year-old Rod Anderson allegedly gave an unidentified co conspirator a key and alarm code to the restaurant at 20th and Main. The Hereford house restaurant burned in October 2008.

Damage was set at more than a million dollars.

The indictment contends Anderson told the insurance company the loss was close to $2.4 million.

At one time he had interests in multiple restaurants including Pierpont's and Hereford Houses in Leawood, Independence, and at Zona Rosa.