OAKLAND (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.

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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.

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Arson Suspect Dustin Bellinger a.k.a. Faheem Bey

Dustin Bellinger a.k.a. Faheem Bey (Facebook)

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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