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Former SLA Member has Sentence Restored

Former Symbionese Liberation Army member Sara Jane Olson had a one year reduction of her sentence restored on Thursday after judges ruled her appeal had not followed proper procedure.

Olson is serving back to back sentences for guilty pleas regarding both a bombing of police vehicles and second-degree shooting of a bank customer during a robbery in 1975.

Sara Jane Olson, formerly known as Kathleen Ann Soliah, was arrested near her St. Paul home in 1999 after her picture appeared on America's Most Wanted.

Olson had been living in St. Paul for 23 years before she was arrested by the FBI in 1999. Her arrest came as a surprise to her husband and three daughters, who claimed to have no knowledge that their wife and mother was a fugitive.

The Symbionese Liberation Army, an American terrorist group also known as the SLA were best known for their capture of heiress Patty Hearst.