Animal-rights activist pleads guilty to contempt charge

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Animal-rights activist pleads guilty to contempt charge

By Pamela Manson
The Salt Lake Tribune

Updated Jul 27, 2010 05:38PM MDT
The founder of an animal-rights group pleaded guilty Tuesday to contempt of court for refusing to testify about attacks on mink farms.
Jordan Halliday admitted he disobeyed an order by U.S. District Judge Tena Campbell to testify before a grand jury.
Halliday is slated to be sentenced Oct. 19 by U.S. District Judge Ted Stewart.
A contempt of court offense is unique: It’s neither misdemeanor nor felony, and there is no maximum punishment set by law. Stewart has the right to impose whatever senten…
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