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Would-be President Ford assassin ‘ back in prison for violating her parole, official says

Sara Jane Moore was Saturday arrested at the JFK airport in New York City.
(Federal Bureau of Prisons)

Sara Jane Moore, who 32 years in prison for attempting to assassinate former President Gerald Ford in 1975, is arrested for violating the conditions of her life has made, Fox News has learned.

Moore, 89, was taken by the federal government on Saturday at JFK airport after a trip to Israel in January without the knowledge of her parole officer, an official said.

According to a federal law enforcement source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, Moore is reportedly ill in Israel and stayed longer than expected. She was re-arrested in New York on a flight arrived from Spain and was scheduled to appear before the judge. She is also expected to meet with a parole committee in the next week, the official said.

Sara Jane Moore looks out the window of a U. S. marshal’s car in San Francisco, Dec. 16, 1975, on her way to the federal court of the place where the U. S. District Judge Samuel Conti accepted her plea of guilty to the attempted assassination of President Gerald Ford.

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The Bureau of Prisons website has her listed as a register number 04851-180 and located in the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn.

Moore, who pleaded guilty to the Ford-plot, was initially released from her long sentence on Dec. 31, 2007. She was in a low-security federal prison for women in Dublin, California. Her parole was an exception made in the federal laws that have since been much more severe.

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When she shot at Ford in San Francisco on sept. 22, 1975, Moore was a notorious figure as one of the two women have tried to kill a sitting U.s. president. After missing with her first shot, she raised the gun again, only to be tackled by an ex-Marine who was later credited with possibly saving the President’s life.

A spokesman of the MDC Bureau of Prisons not immediately respond to a request for comment. An attorney for Moore could not immediately be reached.

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