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Another ELF Case Set for Trial in Eugene: Rebecca Rubin

Posted on the 12 January 2013 by Earth First! Newswire @efjournal
This undated photo provided by the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office in Portland, Ore., shows Rebecca Rubin, 39, of Canada, who turned herself in to face federal charges alleging she was part of a radical environmental group based in Eugene, Ore., known as The Family. Federal authorities blame the group for 20 fires across the West between 1996 and 2001 that did $40 million in damage. Rubin was to be arraigned Friday, Sept. 11, 2013 in U.S. District Court in Eugene, Ore., on conspiracy and arson

This undated photo provided by the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office in Portland, Ore., shows Rebecca Rubin, 39, of Canada.

Alleged ELF activist Rebecca Rubin, who turned herself in last month at the Canadian border, plead not guilty today in a Eugene Court. Her trial is set for March 19.

Letters of support can be sent here for the time being:

Rebecca Rubin #2033855
Lane County Adult Corrections
101 West 5th Avenue
Eugene, Oregon 97401-2695

for a complete description of mail regulations, check here.

The following is from an Associated Press article published today:

Canadian woman pleads not guilty to ecoterrorism fires that did $40 million damage around West

A woman who turned herself in after a decade as a fugitive in the largest ecoterrorism investigation in U.S. history has pleaded not guilty to conspiracy and arson charges in federal court.

Rebecca Rubin, a 39-year-old Canadian citizen, was ordered to remain in custody during the hearing Friday in Eugene, Ore.

Trial was set for March 19.

A federal indictment accuses Rubin of being a member of cells of the Earth Liberation Front and Animal Liberation Front… Investigators blame the group based in Eugene for 20 fires around the West that did $40 million in damage.

She turned herself in to the FBI last November at the Canadian border with Washington state. At the time, her lawyer said she wanted to get the case behind her.

The rest of the AP article can be found here


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