Couple charged with anti-fur campaign pleads to conspiracy

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Two anti-fur activists charged with waging a cross-country vandalism campaign have pleaded guilty to federal charges in San Diego.

The San Diego Union-Tribune ( ) says Joseph Buddenberg and Nicole Kissane each pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiracy to violate the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act. He's expected to receive a two-year prison sentence and she's expected to get six months.

Prosecutors say the Oakland couple vandalized a San Diego fur shop in 2013, spray painting it with the words "killer" and "murderer," and also vandalized the homes of the manager and her parents.

Authorities say the pair then drove to places including Montana, Idaho and Minnesota, where they targeted animal-product shops and freed thousands of mink from commercial farms.

In their plea bargain, the couple agreed to pay nearly $400,000 in restitution.