Man gets 5 years in prison in construction site arson fire
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A man convicted of arson in a fire at a construction site in Oakland has been sentenced to five years in prison.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports Dustin Bellinger was sentenced Monday in federal court in Oakland.
Bellinger, who also goes by Faheem Bey, pleaded guilty this summer to setting fire nearly a year ago to the unfinished Hollis Oak apartments on the Oakland-Emeryville border.
The fire was one of 10 at under-construction housing complexes in the East Bay since 2012.
Investigators linked Bellinger to the Oct. 23 arson fire that burned itself out inside a construction site.
U.S. District Judge Haywood Stirling Gilliam Jr. ordered Bellinger to prison and also to spend three years on supervised probation and to pay building owners $97,000 in restitution.
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