A Des Moines woman has been sentenced to eight years in federal prison for conspiring to damage the Dakota Access Pipeline in Mahaska and Wapello Counties. 39-year-old Jessica Rae Reznicek was also ordered to pay over three million dollars in restitution and will serve three years supervised release when she gets out of prison. According to court documents, Reznicek conspired with others between November 2016 and May 2017 to damage the pipeline in several places in Iowa and South Dakota. Specifically, Reznicek admitted to damaging and trying to damage the pipeline using an acetylene torch and fires near pipeline equipment in Mahaska, Wapello and Boone Counties. Acting US Attorney Richard Westphal calls Reznicek’s actions “a federal crime of terrorism.” Reznicek’s co-defendant, Ruby Montoya, will be sentenced at a later date.