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Marie Mason sentenced to almost 22 years

Green Scare prisoner Marie Mason has been sentenced to almost 22 years for two acts of property destruction in which no one was injured.
On Feb 5, 2009 in Lansing, Michigan Marie Mason was sentenced to a little under 22 years (262 months) for two acts of property destruction in 1999 and 2000; no one was hurt or killed in the actions. She was also ordered to pay $4+ million in restitution.

The prosecution had asked for 20 years and agreed not to appeal if the sentence was at least 15.

Mason's lawyer John Minock had argued that, compared to the other Green Scare cases in Oregon, "a non-disparate sentence would be less than 10 years."

Mason's sentence is the longest given to any Green Scare defendant to date.

The sentenced is expected to be appealed.

A court report will be posted soon on www.supportmariemason.org.