Veronika Kyrylenko, The New American
Earlier in June, Stone-Manning was accused by watchdog group Protect the Public’s Trust of violating federal law with her allegedly untruthful response to the question of whether she was ever the subject of an investigation. The group sent a complaint to the U.S. Attorney’s Office that reads:
Common sense and publicly available facts point to the conclusion Ms. Stone-Manning was under investigation for her role in the tree-spiking eco-terrorism plot…. Further, she was aware of the need to cooperate with the authorities to avoid federal indictment and/or prison.
The complaint added that it is irrelevant whether she was ultimately charged or convicted in the case: “She was being investigated by federal authorities in the tree spiking case, and the fact of her immunity undeniably reinforces this point.”