Feds Play Terrorism Card in Oregon Green Scare Case

May 5, 2007

Federal prosecutors filed a motion in the District of Oregon Friday asking Judge Ann L. Aiken to lengthen the prison sentences of 10 defendants convicted of eco-sabotage in a series of actions beginning in 1995. Prosecutors argue that the defendants constitute a terrorist network and that sentences agreed to during plea negotiations are subject to a “terrorism adjustment” under the United States Sentencing Guidelines Manual of 2000.

Judge Aiken will hold a hearing in her Eugene courtroom on May 15 to discuss the government’s motion. She will finalize prison sentences for the defendants beginning May 22.

The 159-page Sentencing Memorandum filed Friday is the most detailed document to date on the government’s version of the story. Here is a related article from the Oregonian.

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