Radical environmentalist pleads guilty to arson in Western fires


Rubin surrendered last November at the Washington state border after a decade on the lam in Canada. Her attorney said that she tried to give herself up as early as 2009 but that he couldn't work out an acceptable arrangement with prosecutors.

Rubin was indicted in 2006 with three other Family members in a 1998 fire that caused $12 million at the Vail Mountain Ski Resort in Colorado. Two of the others, Chelsea Gerlach and Stanislas Meyerhoff, were sentenced to nine and 13 years in prison, respectively, in 2007. The third, Josephine Overaker, remains at large and is the subject of a $50,000 reward offered by the FBI.

The Family is accused of setting fires at 20 sites — including ski resorts, wild horse corrals, lumber mills and U.S. Forest Service offices — over five years beginning in 1996 in California, Colorado, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming.


.............. yeah the article is a few yrs old


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