Jeanette Rubin to be Charged as ELF/ALF Operative
November 29, 2012
WASHINGTON. - On Thursday 39-year-old Jeanette Rubin from Canada,
surrendered to the Federal Bureau of Investigation at the
international border in Blaine, Washington.
The Justice Department said Rubin is being charged as being part
of a conspiracy with 12 other people involving 20 acts of arson from
1996 to 2001 across five western states, committed by
self-proclaimed members of the Earth Liberation Front (ELF) and the
Animal Liberation Front (ALF). 20
They said this is the largest eco-terrorism case in the United
States history and Rubin is being transferred to Oregon to face
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A 39-year-old woman accused of eco-sabotage in three Western states
turned herself in to U.S. authorities at the Canadian border on Thursday
Rebecca Jeanette Rubin, a Canadian, had been on the run for
a decade before surrendering in Blaine, Wash. She is accused of multiple
counts of arson as part of a conspiracy with 12 other people from 1996 to
2001 in five Western states.
The charges against Rubin include a Nov.
30, 1997, arson at the U.S. Bureau of Land Management Wild Horse and Burro
Facility in Harney county near Burns and the Dec. 22, 1998, attempted arson
at the offices of the U.S. Forest Industries, Inc., in Medford. She's also
accused of involvement in the Oct. 19, 1998, arson attack that destroyed the
Two Elk Lodge and other buildings at the Vail ski resort in Eagle County,
Federal authorities say Rubin was part of the Earth
Liberation Front and the Animal Liberation Front, both underground
movements that the government has labeled terrorist organizations.
She was indicted on federal charges in Oregon along with 10 others
in January 2006 in connection with a coordinated campaign that
caused an estimated $23 million in damage between 1996 and 2001 in
Oregon, California, Washington, Wyoming and Colorado.