IOWA CITY — A University of Iowa College of Law graduate is the latest person subpoenaed to appear before a federal grand jury in Davenport regarding a 2004 animal-rights related break-in and vandalism at the university, according to an activist Web site.
Voice of the Voiceless, a Web site of the Animal Liberation Movement, said Friday that Leana Stormont, a barred attorney and graduate of the Iowa law school, was called to testify about the Iowa raid. The Iowa alumni directory lists Stormont as living in Norfolk, Va.
Activists claiming affiliation with the Animal Liberation Front, an underground animal-rights group, said they were responsible for the damage to lab equipment and the release of more than 400 rodents used in Iowa psychology department experiments. The break-in at Spence Laboratories and Seashore Hall was designated as domestic terrorism; university officials estimated damage in excess of $450,000.
Two other activists have said they were called to a grand jury in Davenport to testify about the Iowa incident.
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Scott DeMuth, 22, of Minneapolis, was charged in November and pleaded not guilty to one count of conspiracy in U.S. District Court. Fellow activist Carrie Feldman, 20, of Minneapolis, refused to testify at the grand jury and is jailed on a contempt charge in Washington County.