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Video: Bidder 70 Guilty, Watch His Rousing Speech from the Courthouse Steps Tim DeChristopher, Bidder 70, Found Guilty

Looking at ten years in federal prison for blocking bogus oil lease auctions, Tim DeChristopher gives a rousing speech on the steps of the courthouse.

Tim DeChristopher, aka Bidder 70 (intro here, all our past coverage here), the brave, inspiring young climate leader, was found guilty yesterday afternoon. Facing possibly ten years in federal prison, DeChristopher stopped and gave a rousing speech on the steps of the courthouse.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cae5Pr7CHgk

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