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celebratedrecluse wrote

Ah, found the section they're using.

Interstate commerce clause and a felony enhancement clause of this, other arson law:

(h) Whoever uses fire or an explosive to commit any felony which may be prosecuted in a court of the United States, including a felony which provides for an enhanced punishment if committed by the use of a deadly or dangerous weapon or device shall, in addition to the punishment provided for such felony, be sentenced to imprisonment for 10 years.

(i) Whoever maliciously damages or destroys, or attempts to damage or destroy, by means of fire or an explosive, any building, vehicle, or other real or personal property used in interstate or foreign commerce or in any activity affecting interstate or foreign commerce shall be imprisoned for not less than 5 years and not more than 20 years, fined under this title, or both

Given the multi-state nature of the conspiracy, and the clear stated intent in communiques to impact interstate commerce in the meatpacking and exploitation sectors, I assume this is the government's plan for the court proceedings.