READ: Federal Indictment Against Oregon Occupiers Unsealed

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A federal grand jury in Portland has indicted Ammon Bundy and 15 other anti-government protestors who took over a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon, according to an indictment filed Wednesday and made public Thursday. The occupiers were each indicted on a single count of conspiracy to impede officers of the United States.

In addition to the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge that began Jan. 2, the indictment also alleges some of the occupiers made threats against federal officials last year.

The occupation began after a protest of the jail sentences facing two local ranchers in Harney County, Oregon, for burning federal property.

A number of the occupiers listed on the indictment, including Bundy, have already been arrested and placed in custody. However, four of those listed in the indictment — David Fry, Sean Anderson, Sandy Anderson and Jeff Banta — are believed to be still present at the federal wildlife refuge in remote eastern Oregon.

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