Prosecutors have rested their case against Ammon Bundy and six co-defendants who occupied a national wildlife refuge in southeast Oregon.
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Facing serious back problems, Cliven Bundy’s lawyer is trying to withdraw from the Bunkerville standoff case.
As prosecutors prepare to rest their case in the federal conspiracy trial of Ammon Bundy and his followers, jurors viewed a video Monday of occupiers using assault rifles to fire at a boat launch located on the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.
U.S. District Judge Anna Brown warned Ammon Bundy’s lawyer that she will hold him in contempt of court if he keeps trying to bring up Robert “LaVoy” Finicum’s death in front of jurors.
An Oregon State Police trooper testified a government informant was driving Ammon Bundy when the Oregon standoff leader was arrested on his way to a community meeting north of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Craig Gabriel told the court Tuesday the cash indicates Ammon Bundy planned to continue occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge for a long time.
The Oregon standoff trial entered its second week with a fish biologist testifying that occupiers left her office at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge “completely trashed.”
The armed occupiers who seized a remote bird sanctuary in Oregon’s high desert early this year were divided into squads and drilled in hand-to-hand combat, a federal prosecutor said Tuesday.
The trial of seven anti-government activists, including ranchers Ammon and Ryan Bundy, for leading an armed takeover of a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon was set to begin on Wednesday.
On the eve of trial, a federal judge dismissed charges Tuesday against a key defendant in the armed takeover of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon.
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