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Animal Rights Extremists Await Sentencing for Acts in California

Posted: March 26, 2010


Two animal rights extremists are awaiting sentencing in connection with a series of animal rights acts carried out in California between 2006 and 2008.  

Kevin Richard Olliff, 22, pleaded no contest to three counts of stalking and three of conspiracy to commit stalking in Los Angeles on March 19, 2010. As part of his plea agreement, Olliff admitted that he is "an animal rights activist who engaged in demonstrations targeting specific professors, researchers and business people at the personal residences and at their workplace, including the UCLA campus."

He faces up to three years in state prison when he is sentenced on May 12.

Linda (Lindy) Faith Greene, 62, admitted in a plea agreement entered in Los Angeles on March 18 that she posted  "specific and personal identifying information" about animal researchers as a press officer with the North American Animal Liberation Press Office, a Web site that shares information and statements from extremist cells that commit criminal activity.

Greene faces five years of probation when she is sentenced on April 9. During that time, she will be prohibited from involvement with animal rights groups and may not go near University of California properties or the homes or workplaces of past victims.

The charges against the pair stemmed from a string of incidents targeting researchers engaged in animal experimentation at UCLA and executives of POM Wonderful Juice Co., a Los Angeles-based company they believed was experimenting on animals.



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