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Three indicted for ecoterrorism in California

[JURIST] US Attorney McGregor Scott [official profile] of the Eastern District of California [official website] has announced the indictments of three people for on federal charges of conspiracy to use fire or explosives to damage property. The three defendants, who could be sentenced from five to twenty years if convicted, allegedly targeted a dam and fish hatchery and the US Forest Service's Institute of Forest Genetics [official website] near Sacramento and will be arraigned Thursday. Although the trio allegedly planned the attacks for the extremist ecology group Earth Liberation Front (ELF), they are not known to be connected to the eleven individuals indicted [JURIST report] last week for a series of arsons committed in the name of ELF and the Animal Liberation Front between 1996 and 2001. AP has more.

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