Skip to comments.Eco-saboteur Rebecca Rubin pleads guilty to arson, but won't give up any names
Posted on 10/13/2013 9:40:22 AM PDT by george76
Rubin rose before Chief U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken in Portland, where she pleaded guilty to a dozen crimes in Colorado, Oregon and California as part of the underground Earth Liberation Front and Animal Liberation Front.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen F. Peifer recounted Rubin's crimes as part of the largest group of eco-saboteurs ever taken down by the FBI. They called themselves The Family and committed an estimated $40 million in damage from 1996 to 2001.
the terms of the highly structured plea agreement sets limits on the number of years Rubin will spend in prison. She has agreed not to ask the judge for a sentence of less than five years, and the government has agreed not to ask for more than 7 1/2 years.
Aiken will have the final say. She set Rubin's sentencing for Jan. 27.
As part of the bargain, Rubin has agreed to assist the government by telling the FBI and prosecutors every detail she could remember about the crimes she committed. But she was firm on one point: She would never tell them the names or otherwise identify any other participants in her crimes, or any actions attributed to the Animal Liberation Front or Earth Liberation Front.
(Excerpt) Read more at oregonlive.com ...
And the prosecution agreed to her terms why? Was their case so weak they couldn’t otherwise send her to prison?
Joseph Mahmoud Dibee and Josephine Sunshine Overaker, remain fugitives.
Uh, shouldn’t NSA know all about her compatriots?
The bad guys are indeed the bad guys but the good guys are not very good..
Eco-saboteur = terrorist
$40 Million in damages gets her 7 1/2 years???
What a joke.
She should’ve gotten 40 years, with a possible decrease for each name she provided. At a minimum.
Oh lovely! She’s a Canadian....
Her singing should have been mandatory for a light sentence, it's hard to believe she's getting off easy on this.
Rebecca Rubin in her younger days
An older article in the Eugene Weekly News
Thanks for the ping.
What about job offers?
Has she heard from the EPA yet?
I don't see why not. They probably receive government paychecks.
Maybe a bow in her hair, a bit of rouge and a cow bell, and she might be something Laz would hit.. Or not.. :)
LOL! I doubt a bow, rouge and cowbell would do it even for him. :-)
She should have gotten a job with the “sierra club.” Every bit as destructive, and yet legal.
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