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2 indicted in UCLA animal liberation case

April 20, 2009 |  1:32 pm

A grand jury has indicted two associates of an animal rights group, charging them with conspiracy, stalking and other felonies for targeting UCLA researchers who do animal research  and a local juice company, prosecutors said Monday.

Linda Faith Greene, 61, and Kevin Richard Olliff, 22, who prosecutors say are part of the radical Animal Liberation Front,pleaded not guilty to the charges after their arrest  Thursday. Greene was held on $450,000 bail and Olliff on $460,000 bail.

The Los Angeles County grand jury indicted each defendant on three counts of conspiracy to commit stalking, three counts of stalking and two counts of conspiracy to commit the crime of threatening a public officer or school employee.

The alleged victims included UCLA researchers and POM Wonderful Juice Co.

-- Andrew Blankstein