A.L.F. “Lone Wolf”: New Charges Filed
New indictment adds Animal Enterprise Terrorism charge against Walter Bond
With little notice from the media, the Department of Justice quietly issued a formal indictment last week against Walter Bond for the arson of a Denver Sheepskin Factory store. The indictment follows the less-formal “criminal complaint” which preceded it.
A look at the indictment reveals a new turn to the case: an added charge of doing more than $100,000 damage to an animal enterprise, in violation of the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act. To date, it is only the fourth time charges have been filed under the AETA.
Bond was arrested on July 22nd, accused of being the A.L.F. “Lone Wolf”, responsible for arsons at Sheepskin Factory (CO), Tandy Leather Factory (UT) and Tiburon (foie gras restaurant) (UT). An informant allegedly staged a recorded meeting with Bond in which he admitted to the three A.L.F. arsons. To date, Bond has only been charged in the Sheepskin Factory arson. He has been ordered held without bail until trial.
Additional charges against Walter Bond for the Utah A.L.F. arsons are possible.
- Peter Young
Please write Walter Bond during this difficult time:
Walter Edmund Bond
PO Box 16700
Golden, CO 80402-6700