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Roseville Galleria Fire Suspect Pleads Guilty

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SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The man accused of setting a fire that caused more than $50 million in damage to the Westfield Roseville Galleria has entered a guilty plea in federal court this morning.

Alexander Piggee, 24, plead guilty to setting a fire at a Wal-Mart store that caused minor damage and the fire at the Galleria.  Both fires were set on Oct. 21 of last year.  He also entered a guilty plea for a third fire that he set in Sacramento County.

He was first charged with arson by the County of Roseville; however, those charges were dropped when the federal indictment was handed down charging him with two counts of arson.

In return for the guilty pleas, he will be sentenced to 10 years in federal prison, and waives his right to an appeal.

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