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Briana Waters Accuses FBI of Misconduct

An attorney for a woman facing trial for allegedly participating in the 2001 firebombing of the Center for Urban Horticulture at the University of Washington has accused the government of "egregious prosecutorial misconduct."

Briana Waters, 32, of Berkeley, Calif., is one of five people allegedly linked to the Earth Liberation Front to be charged with setting the facility ablaze in what they thought would be a blow against genetic engineering of plants. The fire destroyed years of botanical research. The UW spent $7 million to rebuild the facility.

In a court filing Wednesday asking for a conference with the judge, attorney Robert Bloom asserts that two federal prosecutors and two FBI agents, all based in Seattle, committed perjury and obstruction of justice.

Bloom charges that they suppressed evidence of his client's innocence and prepared false FBI summaries of a witness interview incriminating Waters.

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