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Activist minks freed pleads guilty to federal charge

SAN DIEGO – An animal rights activist who vandalized a fur shop and traveled the whole country, freeing thousands of mink from farms has pleaded guilty to a federal charge in San Diego.

The San Diego Union-Tribune says (http://bit.ly/2hOZani Nicole Kissane pleaded Tuesday for an amount of conspiracy to violate the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act.

Prosecutors are expected to recommend a period of 18 months in jail.

In her plea deal, the former Escondido woman recognized damage to the mink companies. They also recognised that the destruction of a San Diego fur shop and the house of the owner of the company and the owner of the parents.

They agreed to pay more than $420,000 in restitution.

A co-defendant, Joseph Buddenberg, was sentenced in May to two years in prison.

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Information from: The San Diego Union-Tribune, http://www.utsandiego.com

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