http://www.sfgate.com/science/article/D ... 039099.php
DA: Yosemite fire starter to face federal charges
A hunter who started the wildfire that tore through Yosemite National Park and the Sierra foothills this year is expected to face federal charges, said the district attorney of Tuolumne County, where the blaze ignited.
Michael Knowles said on his office's website that the U.S. Attorney's Office has indicated it will charge the suspect, who has not been identified. He said federal attorneys will lead the prosecution because they have greater resources. (more at the link)
The primary investigation of the cause of the “Rim” fire is and has been for some time completed. The cause, origin, and responsible(s) are known. Federal Prosecutors have privately declared intention to prosecute. Potential accountability in the Federal System far exceeds that which is available in the post-realignment (AB109) California System. Tuolumne County Prosecutors and the People of Tuolumne County await just conclusion in the Federal System. Questions should be directed to the United States Attorney’s Office in Fresno California.