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Albany man sentenced for starting fire at Albany Medical Center

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Michael Mcallister (NYS Police) Michael Mcallister (NYS Police)

ALBANY, N.Y.—An Albany man was sentenced to nine years in state prison on Friday.

Michael Mcallister, 54, pleaded guilty to one count of Arson in the second degree, one count of Burglary in the third degree, and one count of Criminal Mischief in the second degree, on February 6.

On August 9, 2013, Mcallister unlawfully enteres a building at Albany Medical Center and started a fire by means of igniting paper, a chair, and other items in the vicinity.

In addition to the nine year State Prison sentence for the Arson charge, Mcallister was also sentenced to two concurrent sentences of two to six years in state prison on the Burglary and Criminal Mischief charges.

Mcallister was also ordered by the court to pay restitution in excess of $1 million to cover damage caused by the fire.

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