California animal rights activist jailed for stalking

LOS ANGELES (BestGrowthStock) – A Southern California animal rights activist who admitted stalking a pair of university researchers and a juice company executive was sentenced on Tuesday to three years in prison.

Kevin Richard Olliff, 23, pleaded no contest in March to stalking and conspiracy charges stemming from a campaign of threats and harassment against two UCLA scientists and an executive at POM Wonderful juice Co.

A Los Angeles County grand jury indictment also accused Olliff and co-defendant Linda Faith Greene, 62, of claiming on the website of the Animal Liberation Front to have planted a bomb on the doorstep of a UCLA professor.

Greene pleaded guilty to three counts of stalking and one count of conspiracy and was sentenced in April to five years probation.

In California, a no contest plea is the legal equivalent to pleading guilty.

(Reporting by Dan Whitcomb, editing by Greg McCune)

California animal rights activist jailed for stalking