Sunday, January 29, 2012

Jesse Waters gets 6 months in 2000 MSU action

Waters did not cooperate with authorities but has not asked for support.

Man gets 6 mos. behind bars in MSU arson case

Jan. 27, 2012

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A Detroit-area man has been sentenced to six months in
prison for concealing what he knew about a major arson by environmental activists at
Michigan State University.

Jesse Waters was seeking probation Friday, but the sentence still is far short of
the maximum penalty of three years in prison. He also was fined $5,000.
In September, Waters of St. Clair Shores pleaded guilty to knowing about the 2000
arson at MSU's Agriculture Hall and concealing it. At the time, he was friends with
Frank Ambrose and Marie Mason, who are now in prison for the arson and other violent

Mason and Ambrose were fighting plant research at MSU. In 2009, Mason was sentenced
to nearly 22 years in prison. Ambrose, her ex-husband, exposed her and got a shorter

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