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On February 4, 1974, 19-year-old newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst was kidnapped from her Berkeley, California apartment, which she shared with her fiancé Steven Weed, by a left-wing urban guerrilla group called the Symbionese Liberation Army. When the attempt to swap Hearst for jailed SLA members failed, the SLA demanded that the captive’s family distribute $70 worth of food to every needy Californian – an operation that would cost an estimated $400 million. In response, Hearst’s father arranged the immediate donation of $6 million worth of food to the poor of the Bay Area. After the distribution of food, the SLA refused to release Hearst because they deemed the food to have been of poor quality.
On April 3, 1974, Hearst announced on an audiotape that she had joined the SLA and assumed the name “Tania”. On April 15th, she was photographed wielding an M1 carbine while robbing a bank in San Francisco with other SLA members. She was eventually caught and arrested in September 1975 by the FBI and SFPD.  
Hearst was convicted of bank robbery on March 20, 1976. She was sentenced to 35 years’ imprisonment, but her sentence was later commuted to seven years - her defense was that she was a victim of Stockholm Syndrome. Her prison term was also eventually commuted by President Jimmy Carter, and Hearst was released from prison on February 1, 1979, having served 22 months. She was granted a full pardon by President Bill Clinton on January 20, 2001.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patty_hearst

On February 4, 1974, 19-year-old newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst was kidnapped from her Berkeley, California apartment, which she shared with her fiancé Steven Weed, by a left-wing urban guerrilla group called the Symbionese Liberation Army. When the attempt to swap Hearst for jailed SLA members failed, the SLA demanded that the captive’s family distribute $70 worth of food to every needy Californian – an operation that would cost an estimated $400 million. In response, Hearst’s father arranged the immediate donation of $6 million worth of food to the poor of the Bay Area. After the distribution of food, the SLA refused to release Hearst because they deemed the food to have been of poor quality.

On April 3, 1974, Hearst announced on an audiotape that she had joined the SLA and assumed the name “Tania”. On April 15th, she was photographed wielding an M1 carbine while robbing a bank in San Francisco with other SLA members. She was eventually caught and arrested in September 1975 by the FBI and SFPD.  

Hearst was convicted of bank robbery on March 20, 1976. She was sentenced to 35 years’ imprisonment, but her sentence was later commuted to seven years - her defense was that she was a victim of Stockholm Syndrome. Her prison term was also eventually commuted by President Jimmy Carter, and Hearst was released from prison on February 1, 1979, having served 22 months. She was granted a full pardon by President Bill Clinton on January 20, 2001.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patty_hearst

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