An Idaho man was sentenced Thursday to 14 years behind bars for his role in a Bunkerville standoff with federal authorities six months after a judge dismissed felony conspiracy and weapons charges against rancher Cliven Bundy, two of his sons and another man.
Chief U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro’s ruled this week that “flagrant misconduct” by prosecutors had irreparably tainted the case against Bunkerville rancher Cliven Bundy, two of his sons and a Montana militia leader.
Southern Nevada rancher and state’s rights activist Cliven Bundy said Friday a judge in Las Vegas did the U.S. government a favor last month when she threw out his criminal case stemming from an armed standoff with federal agents at his Bunkerville ranch in April 2014.
The Bunkerville rancher whose criminal case stemming from a standoff with federal agents in 2014 was recently dismissed, has agreed to give the keynote speech on Friday at the Independent American Party of Nevada’s state convention in Sparks, party officials announced Tuesday.
Federal prosecutors asked a judge to reconsider her decision to dismiss charges against rancher Cliven Bundy and others, while dropping an indictment against four defendants who have yet to face a jury, according to court papers filed Wednesday.
With two days to go in the public comment period, the Bureau of Land Management has received only about 120 unique comments on an ongoing update of its blueprint for Southern Nevada.
Lifelong Southern Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, recently cleared of federal charges and freed from jail after nearly two years, has turned his sights on state and county government.
GOP lawmakers, the Trump administration and Democrats were sharply divided over public land use and a Nevada standoff between federal law enforcement and a militia led by Cliven Bundy before he was freed from jail. Now those positions have hardened and the battle is moving to Congress.
In 1990, federal officials listed the Mojave Desert species as threatened across its range, touching off a series of new regulations and initiatives aimed at saving the long-lived reptile.
The government spent more than three years bringing Cliven Bundy to trial in the aftermath of the April 2014 armed standoff near Bunkerville.