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Olsen Begins Serving Time

Sara Jane Olson has begun serving time for plotting to bomb Los Angeles police cars, and has been transferred to Sacramento on murder and robbery charges.

The ex-radical was sentenced in LA yesterday to two consecutive ten-year-to-life terms.

Immediately afterward, she was arraigned on the other charges, stemming from a 1975 Sacramento-area bank robbery in which a customer was killed. Olson pleaded innocent.

Among the four other ex-members of the Symbionese Liberation Army charged are Bill and Emily Harris. They entered no plea at their arraignment.

Another defendant, Michael Bortin, says he´ll fight extradition from Oregon.

The fifth person charged, James Kilgore, remains a fugitive.

Defense attorney Shawn Chapman says Olson can offer no help to prosecutors because she was “never admitted to the inner circle of the SLA.”

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