BREAKING: A1 arsonist pleads guilty to inside job
JAMIE Brown has finally admitted to orchestrating an arson attack on his former business A1 Auto in a failed attempt to access an insurance payout.
Brown pleaded guilty in Hervey Bay District Court on Tuesday morning to one count of wilfully setting fire to a building and attempted fraud.
The fire gutted the Boat Harbour Drive business in June, 2014 and caused more than $1million damage to the neighbouring business SportFirst.
A trial was expected to start on Tuesday but Brown changed his plea at the last minute.
Brown was remanded in custody.
He will be sentenced on Wednesday morning.