Suspect in ecoterrorism fires surrenders

Suspect in ecoterrorism fires surrenders

Suspect in ecoterrorism fires surrenders

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by JEFF BARNARD, Associated Press

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Posted on November 29, 2012 at 11:24 AM

Updated Thursday, Nov 29 at 11:34 AM

PORTLAND -- One of the three remaining fugitives in a string of ecoterrorism fires set in Oregon, Colorado and California has surrendered to authorities.

The U.S. attorney's office in Portland, Ore., said Thursday that 39-year-old Rebecca Jeanette Rubin turned herself in to the FBI at the Canadian border in Blaine, Wash.

Rubin has been sought as part of a group based in Eugene, Ore., known as The Family, on charges she took part in setting fires at the Vail ski resort in Colorado, a timber company office in Oregon, and wild horse corrals in Oregon and Northern California. The group was considered part of the Earth Liberation Front.

After she appears in U.S. District Court in Seattle, Rubin will be transferred to Oregon to face trial.

Ten others pleaded guilty in 2007 to conspiracy and arson and were sentenced to prison.

Two others remain at large.

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