Eric McDavid Released from Prison, Feds Withheld Evidence
Will Potter, Green is the New Red, January 9, 2014
An environmental activist who was sentenced to 19 years in prison as an “eco-terrorist” was released from prison today following a court ruling where the government acknowledged withholding evidence during his trial.
Eric McDavid was convicted on conspiracy charges in 2007 related to what the government called a plot to blow up the Nimbus Dam. This “conspiracy,” though, was the creation of a paid government informant named “Anna” who traveled the country with the group of activists, encouraged them to plot illegal activity, supplied them with food and housing and even provided, with the FBI’s direction, bomb-making recipes.
Colin Moynihan, The New York Times, Man Convicted of Environmental Terrorism is Freed
Civil Liberties Defense Center: Federal Government Releases Environmental Activist Eric McDavid from Prison
Sacramento Prisoner Support: Eric McDavid Was Released Today!