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After Quincy fire, officials push for laws to imprison landlords for unsafe apartments

Nearly four years after an Iraqi immigrant and his two sons died when their illegal apartment in Quincy caught fire, public safety officials are pushing for new laws to imprison landlords who choose profit over safety.

Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey and State Fire Marshal Stephen D. Coan, along with state Senator James Timilty, want lawmakers to make it a crime when property owners create living spaces that violate fire safety rules and then rent them despite the danger they pose.

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