A federal grand jury in Nevada indicted Cliven Bundy and four others on 16 charges related to an armed standoff near his ranch in 2014 over unpaid grazing fees.
Sounds like ol’ Cliven shoulda stayed home on the ranch.
Cliven Bundy is accused of leading “a massive armed assault” of 200 followers to stop federal law agents who were rounding up about 400 of Bundy’s cattle on federal lands in April 2014, according to documents filed by U.S. attorneys Wednesday.
Upon learning of the roundup, Bundy said he was “ready to do battle,” with the Bureau of Land Management and that he would “do whatever it takes” to protect his property, according to documents.
The others allegedly organized and recruited followers and acted as leaders in the incident.
Meanwhile, back at the bird sanctuary — it’s going to be a sad spring for Oregon birdwatchers, as forensic examination and cleanup of the Malheur Wildlife Preserve is expected to take several weeks.Â Among the weirder discoveries, the occupiers left a “trench of human feces” on or adjacent to a Native American burial ground.
Also, excellent read: Can We Make Sense of the Malheur Mess?