Filed under: Animal Liberation, Announcement, Political Prisoners, US
On Wednesday, July 22, Tyler Lang plead guilty (in a non-cooperating plea agreement) to a single count of conspiring to travel in interstate commerce with the purpose of damaging an animal enterprise (in violation of Title 18, USC 43(a)(2)(C)). Specifically, Tyler’s charges stem from the mink release and vandalism of a fur farm carried out by him and Kevin Olliff (aka Kevin Johnson) in August of 2013.
Tyler, like Kevin, faces a maximum of 5 years in prison and 3 years of supervised release. He also faces the possibility of hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines and restitution. His plea agreement suggests that the anticipated advisory sentencing guideline range is somewhere between 15-21 months in prison – but these are just advisory and the government won’t make a real recommendation to the judge until it is time for sentencing.
Tyler is currently not in custody. His sentencing has been set for November 9th, 2015 at the Federal Courthouse in Chicago, IL. Please stay tuned for info on court support at that time! A show of community support for Tyler in the courtroom on that day would help lift his spirits and keep him strong.
And don’t forget! Kevin’s sentencing is currently set for November 5th. If you will be in or near Chicago, please consider coming to court that day to show your support. More details will be forthcoming.Fur Industry, Tyler Lang