Feds go after the Bundy family with 16 felony charges: Cliven and his sons Ammon and Ryan are indicted for ‘massive armed assault’ on federal officers

Thursday, February 18, 2016
By Paul Martin

Cliven Bundy and his two sons Ammon and Ryan Bundy were charged Wednesday along with two other men
The five are accused of staging an armed standoff with federal officials
The 2014 assault was the culmination of a decades-long conflict over land rights that the elder Bundy waged against the feds
Bundy, 69, allegedly rallied over 200 supporters to force the feds to return a herd of impounded cattle by threatening officials with guns
The five men were nabbed in connection with the Oregon occupation

By ANTON NILSSON
DAILYMAIL.COM
18 February 2016

Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and two of his sons, Ammon and Ryan Bundy, were indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury for taking up arms against federal agents in 2014 as part of a struggle over land rights and a herd of cattle.

The Bundys and two others were charged with 16 felony counts, including conspiracy to commit an offense against the United States and conspiracy to impede or injure a federal officer.

All five men are in custody in Oregon.

The Bundy brothers and co-defendants Ryan Payne, 32, and Peter Santilli, 50, were arrested on January 26 near Burns, Oregon, where the quartet had participated in the well-publicized 41-day occupation of a wildlife refuge.

The elder Bundy, 69, was arrested on February 10 in Portland, Oregon after he traveled there to visit his sons, according to the Oregonian.

‘The rule of law has been reaffirmed with these charges,’ said U.S. Attorney Daniel G. Bogden for the District of Nevada in a statement.

‘Persons who use force and violence against federal law enforcement officers who are enforcing court orders, and nearly causing catastrophic loss of life or injury to others, will be brought to justice.’

Parts of the narrative of the April 12, 2014 standoff presented in the 51-page indictment read like a tale from the old West, with gunmen on horseback challenging officials over an impounded herd of cattle.

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