Feds Arrest Suspected 'Ecoterrorist' at Canadian Border

Posted by George Prentice on Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 9:06 AM

Federal agents say they have locked up one of three remaining ecoterrorists wanted for a series of fires across the West. The FBI suspected that the trio had been hiding in Canada.

On Thursday, 39-year-old Rebecca Rubin turned herself in to the FBI at the Canadian border in Blaine, Wash. Feds said Rubin spent a decade as "an international fugitive from the largest ecoterrorism investigation in U.S. history."

The Associated Press reports that Rubin was sought on conspiracy and arson indictments in connection with fires at the Vail ski resort in Colorado, wild horse corrals in eastern Oregon and Northern California, and a lumber mill office in Medford, Ore.

Rubin was dropped off at the U.S.-Canadian border by her mother. She is expected to face trial in Eugene, Ore.

A total of 10 people pleaded guilty in 2007 in connection with the arson. Two others remain at large.

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