Activist surrenders to FBI
Fri, 30 November 2012
Rebecca Rubin surrendered to the FBI after ten years on the run. Rubin is accused of causing damage costing millions while a member of an ALF group known as The Family.
The Family were active from 1996-2001 and were linked to arson and other attacks in western United States. Rubin faces arson and conspiracy charges and is expected to be tried in the state of Oregon.
Ten members of the cell - the Animal Liberation Front and Earth Liberation Front - pleaded guilty in 2007 to conspiracy and arson charges and were sentenced to between 37 and 156 months in prison. Two other members remain at large.
In 2005 senior FBI counter-terrorism expert John Lewis said so-called eco-warriors had committed 1,200 criminal acts between 1990 and 2004 in the US, causing millions of dollars of damage.
Read more here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20551571