Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Moorhead, Minnesota - James Ronald Tucker, 33, was sentenced to 43 months, or more than three and a half years in prison after pleading guilty to setting fire to a Moorhead construction site last March. James decided against reading a prepared statement, but said that he committed the arson on behalf of the Earth Liberation Front because he is a "political anarchist" opposed to “corporate capitalism.” Clay County District Court Judge Galen Vaa discussed taking restitution for a terroristic threats charge out of any money Tucker would earn in prison. Tucker said that it wouldn't be an issue because “[he didn't] plan on working.”