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Two Eco-terror Suspects
Plead Not Guilty to Charges

by Associated Press
KATU, December 20, 2005

EUGENE, Ore. - Two people arrested earlier this month on ecoterrorism charges were arraigned in federal court Monday.

Kevin Tubbs faces up to 20 years if convicted of a 1998 arson at a Washington state Agriculture Department office in Olympia.

And Chelsea Gerlach faces up to 25 years. That's if she is convicted of toppling a Bonneville Power Administration transmission tower in 1999.

Both pleaded not guilty.

Their attorneys said they would ask for the two to be released because there is a lack of hard evidence.

They say the only evidence the government has provided so is the statements of two informants who took part in the attacks.

But a federal prosecutor replied he would begin providing more than a thousand pages of evidence by the end of the week.

Chelsea Gerlach is 28 and is from Portland. Kevin Tubbs is 36 and lived in Springfield. They pleaded not guilty.

Associated Press
Two Eco-terror Suspects Plead Not Guilty to Charges
KATU, December 20, 2005

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