Ex-Michigan Green U.S. Senate nominee gets four days in jail for parole violations related to pipeline protest

Green Party Watch, April 11th, 2016:

wahmhoffChris Wahmhoff, the 2014 Green Party nominee for U.S. Senate in Michigan, was sentenced Monday to four days in jail for parole violations related to his 2013 activism against a new oil pipeline.

According to the Associated Press, Wahmhoff pleaded guilty to parole violations related to his 2014 conviction for “resisting police and trespassing,” at which time he was “given a two-month suspended jail sentence. In June 2013, the Kalamazoo man spent about 10 hours inside an open pipe in Fredonia Township. The pipeline was under construction for Enbridge Inc. The company’s ruptured line spilled oil and fouled the Kalamazoo River system in 2010.”

Wahmhoff received 26,137 votes, or 0.9% of the total, in his Senate run.

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