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German architect Gerhard Becker, whose sloppy building techniques allegedly resulted in the death of a LAFD firefighter, has been arrested and charged with involuntary manslaughter. Becker allegedly built an indoor fire pit improperly and used cheap plastic piping for the sprinkler system, causing the roof to collapse on the firefighter. Meanwhile, the $11M house has been fixed up and sent back to market as "brand new construction." [Curbed LA]