Manufacturing Terror: An FBI informant seduced Eric McDavid Iinto a bomb plot. Then the government lied about it.
Source: The Intercept. Anna, a paid FBI informant, led Eric McDavid and two other activists in a loose plot to bomb targets in Northern California. At trial, McDavid’s lawyer, Mark Reichel, argued that the FBI had used Anna to lure McDavid into a terrorism conspiracy through the promise of a sexual relationship once the mission was complete. In 2007, McDavid was convicted of conspiring to use fire or explosives to damage corporate and government property, and he was sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison. Seven years after his conviction, the government’s deceit was finally revealed. Last November, federal prosecutors admitted they had potentially violated rules of evidence by withholding approximately 2,500 pages of documents from McDavid.