Erie woman charged with arson remains free on $1 bail

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ERIE, Pa. — A Erie woman charged with arson and insurance fraud remains free following a pretrial hearing Friday morning.

Julia Calipo, 41, is charged with setting fire to her home in February 2015 and was released on $1 bail in August after her attorney argued the district attorney’s office did not give her a speedy trial after she spent 180 days in prison.

During Friday’s pretrial, the district attorney’s office argued that she should not have been released because the continuances for her trial were her own wanting.

Calipo will head to trial on Sept. 19.

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