Gilmore was an active member of the Occupy demonstration amid nationwide protests against social and economic inequality, and he spoke of the movement with media and at Fort Collins City Council meetings before his arrest. The fire was a block from the protest site.According to prosecutors, the fire caused an estimated $10 million in damage and threatened 21 people’s lives, Gilmore was also charged with attempted murder but the jury did not convict. (Hat tip: IOwnTheWorld.)
Separately in July, Occupy protester Aaron Greene pleaded guilty to explosives possession charges. He was sentenced to seven years in prison for his plan to bomb the Washington Arch. He partner and ex-girlfriend, Morgan Gliedman,copped a plea and will not be serving jail time.
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