Bundy Ranch jury ‘hopelessly deadlocked,’ Navarro declares mistrial

“The bottom line is a hung jury is not the end of the world,” Las Vegas lawyer Shawn Perez said Monday after the jury announced its first impasse. “But it’s (more time) in prison for my client.” Robert Anglen The Arizona Republic Judge Declares Mistrial in Bundy Ranch Case LAS VEGAS — A federal judge declared a mistrial Monday against […]

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Identity of paid FBI informant unintentionally disclosed during Bunkerville trial

Over multiple government objections, and amid several small conferences with the other defense attorneys, Jackson continued to hammer at the agents with questions until they admitted to Burleson’s status as a Federal Informant. Shari Dovale Redoubt News Bunkerville defendant is FBI informant The Nevada Bunkerville Protest Trial heated up today when it was unintentionally disclosed that defendant Greg Burleson has been a paid […]

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Recordings show paranoid, abusive attitudes of federal agents at Bunkerville standoff

Defense lawyers, meanwhile, highlighted portions of the video that recorded agents mocking protesters. The line of questioning reflected an attempt to prove that the government witnesses’ fear is overstated. “There’s no gun there … He’s just holding his back, he’s standing like a sissy,” one agent said of a protester as authorities assessed the scene about 80 miles northeast of […]

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Cliven Bundy’s ideas about public lands management reflected in recent legislation

“Disarm the National Park Service,” the recalcitrant cowboy cried in a video played in court recently, during the ongoing trial against six people charged as gunmen in the 2014 standoff in Bunkerville. A witness testified about the “unreasonable” nature of Bundy’s demand. But a Utah Congressman has introduced legislation that would remove the law enforcement function from the Bureau of […]

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Will BLM agent Dan Love misconduct cripple federal prosecutors in Bundy trial?

Whipple represents ranch owner and Bundy family patriarch Cliven Bundy, 70, whose years-long feud with the federal government over cattle grazing rights on federal land culminated in the 2014 standoff Whipple said the report paints a picture of an agent with a personal agenda and no regard for the rule of law. He said his client long has maintained that Love dangerously orchestrated […]

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BLM agent cited in IG report for ethics violations, threats, also lead raid on Bundy Ranch

The agent also is accused of bragging that he “owned” the national director of BLM’s Office of Law Enforcement and Security and that nothing would happen to him. According to the report, Love told the woman she better do damage control after the investigation began in 2015. Once he was removed from his position, she said he told her: “You […]

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Feds try to hide possible misdeeds of BLM agents in Bundy Ranch Standoff trial

Prosecutors in Las Vegas filed a Motion In Limine  late Tuesday in the case of The United States vs Cliven Bundy et al — in hopes that Nevada District Court Judge Gloria Navarro – will allow the Government to “cover-up” any wrong doing agents in the Bureau Of Land Management – who conducted the Bundy cattle impoundment in April of 2014 – may have […]

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Remembering the Bunkerville Standoff as Nevada Bundy trial nears

The first political leader who stepped up to the plate to do anything to support the Bundys was Iron County Commissioner, David Miller, who quickly and clearly identified the injustice and hypocrisy the BLM’s actions as it sought to spend $5 Million dollars to remove the Bundy cattle, while claiming that it had inadequate resources to manage its own wild […]

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Feds hide identity of undercover FBI agent involved in Bundy Ranch standoff

The witness list prosecutors provided to the defense Monday gives only a pseudonym, “Charles Johnson,” not the agent’s true name. Santilli’s attorney said the agent’s identity is needed to prepare for cross-examination of the witness and any recorded information or logs the agent kept during the standoff are needed as well. Bundy case defendant seeks identity of undercover FBI agent […]

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Bundy defense calls BLM document shredding prior to Bunkerville standoff a “travesty”

The shredding effort comes on the heels of another unusual government disclosure in the high-profile case. Prosecutors confirmed last week in court documents that undercover FBI agents posed as a documentary film crew to gather evidence during their investigation into the Bunkerville standoff. Bureau of Land Management agents shredded sensitive documents about their roundup of Bundy family cattle in the […]

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