Green Scare defendant Rebecca Rubin is scheduled for a Change of Plea Hearing for 10/10/2013 at 10:00AM in Portland Federal Courtroom 12A before Chief Judge Ann L. Aiken. Rebecca is alleged to have been a member of a group of environmental and animal rights activists accused of eco sabotage, and specifically, she has been accused of being involved in actions against BLM wild horse capture facilities that brutally rounded up wild mustangs from public lands and sold them for slaughter, an arson at the Vail Ski Resort in Vail, CO, and an action at US Forest Industries in Medford, OR. Her last alleged action took place in 2001. A Canadian citizen, Rubin voluntarily turned herself into federal authorities in January of 2013, 8 years after her alleged codefendants were apprehended and prosecuted. She is believed to be entering into a non-cooperation plea agreement, though the exact terms of that agreement are not publicly available at this time.
The federal government class that this cell of ELF and ALF activists were responsible for over 20 actions, including arsons, between 1996 to 2001 and caused over $40 million in damages.