An eco-saboteur charged in a fire-bombing spree that spanned the American West changed her plea in federal court on Thursday. Rebecca Rubin pled guilty to conspiracy and multiple counts of arson.
Rubin is now 40 years old. When she was in her twenties, she joined a cell of radical environmentalists loosely affiliated with the Earth Liberation Front and Animal Liberation Front.
Federal investigators blame the shadowy cell for around 20 arsons spanning five Western states. The attacks happened between 1996 and 2001.