Federal prosecutors filed a motion in the District of Oregon Friday asking Judge Ann L. Aiken to lengthen the prison sentences of a group 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. Aiken will finalize prison terms 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. A copy of the memorandum obtained from the Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) is attached in PDF format.