Federal prosecutors in Las Vegas are about to try again to prove that four men should spend decades in prison for stopping government agents at gunpoint from rounding up cattle near Cliven Bundy’s ranch in April 2014.
An FBI agent pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to charges that he lied about shooting at a key figure in last year’s armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge just before the man was killed by Oregon police.
A corrections employee committed suicide Tuesday at the Nevada Southern Detention Center in Pahrump.
A New Hampshire man who, in 2014, gathered his guns and drove across the country to join rancher Cliven Bundy’s armed stand against federal agents was sentenced Wednesday to 87 months in prison.
The retrial in the first Bunkerville standoff case is scheduled to open with jury selection July 10.
Taxpayers already have spent over $1 million to provide legal representation for the 19 men accused of participating in the 2014 armed standoff in Bunkerville.
Federal prosecutors indicated this week they do not plan to retry two of the six defendants in the first trial resulting from the 2014 armed standoff near Cliven Bundy’s ranch in Bunkerville.
An investigation by the Nye County Sheriff’s Office has concluded that staff at the Nevada Southern Detention Center in Pahrump did not commit any criminal violations when they disciplined incarcerated rancher Ammon Bundy, who is accused of organizing an assault on federal agents.
Supporters of Nevada cattleman and states’ rights advocate Cliven Bundy and his sons have built a mock jail cell outside a rural Nevada federal prison where 17 defendants are being held pending trial in a 2014 standoff with government agents near the Bundy ranch outside Las Vegas.
Federal prosecutors said this week want to retry the first group of defendants in the Bunkerville standoff case before moving forward with the trial of rancher Cliven Bundy and others charged as leaders of the 2014 armed protests.