Foresthill Man Convicted Of Eco-Terrorism
A Placer County man accused of being an eco-terrorist faces 20-years in prison. Thursday, a federal grand jury in Sacramento convicted Eric McDavid of conspiracy.
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Prosecutors with the U-S Attorney’s office say 29-year-old Eric McDavid of Foresthill and two other people planned to blow up the Nimbus Dam and Fish Hatcher, cell phone towers, electric power stations and Forest Service facilities. Investigators say the trio claimed affiliation with the Earth Liberation Front. An undercover F-B-I informant testified that the defendants bought gunpowder and other items to make explosive devices. McDavid could get a maximum of 20-years in prison. The two other defendants accepted plea deals. McDavid’s attorney says his client was set up.