Monday, April 18, 2005

Los Angeles, California - Convicted Earth Liberation Front snitch William Jensen "Billy" Cottrell, 24, has been sentenced to 100 months (more than eight years) and ordered to pay $3.5 million in restitution. He was convicted in November of conspiracy to commit arson and seven counts of arson for an August 2003 Earth Liberation Front action that damaged and destroyed more 125 SUVs costing in total $2.3 million in damages. During his trial he attempted to place blame for the arsons on his alleged accomplices who police suspect have fled the country.

Accused animal liberator Peter Young was once in a similar position as Billy Cottrell's former "friends" when his alleged accomplice Justin Samuel, turned him in in exchange for leniency. Justin served two years; and now after seven years on the run Peter Young may be sentenced to life in prison for breaking animals out of their cages. According to the FBI freeing the mink was an act of terrorism!