CINCINNATI (AP) — Prosecutors and the attorneys are heading back to court in the case of nine Greenpeace activists facing felony charges for a stunning protest at Procter & Gamble’s headquarters in Cincinnati.
Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Robert Winkler set a Thursday hearing to rule on pretrial matters.
Prosecutors said recently they had offered a plea settlement for the activists that would allow them to avoid prison time. They said only one defendant had expressed interest in pursuing a deal.
Without plea agreements, Winkler could set a trial date.
The activists are charged with burglary and vandalism for a March 4 protest in which they slipped into P&G and displayed huge banners from towers criticizing palm oil supplies used by the consumer products company that Greenpeace links to rainforest destruction.