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Political vandal gets 6-year term

June 20, 2008|From Times Wire Reports

A woman convicted of serving as a lookout when eco-terrorists set a devastating fire at the University of Washington in 2001 was sentenced to six years in prison and $6 million in restitution.

Briana Waters, 32, of Oakland, Calif., was convicted in March after a trial at U.S. District Court in Tacoma. She was an Evergreen State College student who acted as a lookout in 2001 when others set fire to the Center for Urban Horticulture in Seattle.

The Earth Liberation Front claimed responsibility, saying -- mistakenly -- that researchers there were genetically modifying poplar trees.

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