Bangor protesters found guilty

The five anti-nuclear weapons activists who broke into Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor in November 2009 were found guilty on all counts Monday by a federal jury in Tacoma.

The five were charged with trespass, felony damage to federal property, felony injury to property and felony conspiracy to damage property. They face up to 10 years in prison, according to a statement from Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action.

The defendants were Lynne Greenwald, 60, of Tacoma, Anne Montgomery, 83, of New York City, Bill Bischel, 81, from Tacoma, Susan Crane, 67, from Baltimore, Md., Stephen Kelly, 60, of Oakland, Calif. and Lynne Greenwald, 60, of Tacoma.

According to the indictment in September, the group protesting nuclear weapons used bolt cutters to break through three chain link fences and enter the Main Limited Area of the complex.

Sentencing is scheduled for March 28, 2011 at 9 a.m.

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