Tag Archives: Frank Ambrose

Judge gives another break to FBI informant Frank Ambrose

12 Apr

DETROIT (AP) — A judge has cut more than three years off the prison sentence of a former radical environmentalist who set a major fire at Michigan State University and burned down new homes before becoming a government informant.

Frank Ambrose was rewarded again for his substantial assistance to the government, which means he’s apparently still helping authorities while in prison. U.S. District Judge Paul Maloney didn’t elaborate Monday after cutting his sentence from nine years to just under six years Continue reading

New documents from the case of ELF informant Frank Ambrose

8 Mar

Frank Ambrose, right, walks out of the Federal Court Building in Kalamazoo after being sentenced in 2008.

After a long period of inactivity, 10 sealed documents have recently been filed on Frank Ambrose’s docket. On Dec 21, 2 motions from the AUSA, on Dec 22 an order, on Jan 12 an AUSA motion, on Jan 12 an AUSA document, and on Jan 17 an order. Then, on March 2, a sealed motion and 2 sealed documents; and on March 5th a sealed order. Frank Ambrose is an activist turned informant who provided the government with information against Marie Mason and others.

These sudden secret filings on the docket of a confirmed informant are cause for concern, though it is unclear what to make of it. Continue reading