Animal-research protester sentenced to probation for stalking

An animal-research protester, indicted last year on charges she and another person stalked two UCLA researchers and an executive from a local juice company, was sentenced today to five years probation.

Linda Faith Greene, 62, pleaded guilty March 18 to three counts each of stalking and conspiracy to commit the crime of stalking.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge David S. Wesley ordered Greene to stay away from all University of California campuses, anything owned by the Regents of the University of California and the personal residences, workplaces and schools of all UC researchers, faculty members, student workers, staff members and their families.

The judge also ordered her to stay away from the workplaces, personal residences and schools of all Roll International and POM Wonderful Juice Co. researchers, employees and their family members, as well as the owners and employees of Phenomenex.

Additionally, Greene was ordered to stay away from seven named animal rights activists and not to engage in or attend any animal rights activities or maintain membership or contact with any animal rights organization.

The judge suspended a four-year, four-month state prison term that Greene will not have to serve if she complies with the terms of her probation.

"Be very careful about what you do or you'll be right back before me," the judge told Greene. "I don't want to see you back."

Co-defendant Kevin Rich Olliff, now 23, pleaded no contest March 19 to the same charges. He is facing a three-year state prison term, with sentencing set for May 12.

The two were indicted last March by a Los Angeles County grand jury on charges involving the two researchers at UCLA and an executive at POM Wonderful Juice Co.

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