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On December 7, 2005, Catalyst Infoshop was raided by federal agents and co-proprietor William C. Rodgers was arrested in connection with the investigation of an arson that destroyed the Two Elk Lodge in Vail, Colorado in 1998. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Rodgers was the leader of an eco-terrorist unit within the Earth Liberation Front that caused upwards of $20 million in damage across numerous states. Rodgers committed suicide by self-asphyxiation, in jail, two weeks after his arrest, before standing trial.