READ: Federal Indictment Against Oregon Occupiers Unsealed

Ammon Bundy, center, one of the sons of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, walks off after speaking with reporters during a news conference at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge headquarters Monday, Jan. 4, 2016, near Burns,... Ammon Bundy, center, one of the sons of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, walks off after speaking with reporters during a news conference at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge headquarters Monday, Jan. 4, 2016, near Burns, Ore. Bundy, who was involved in a 2014 standoff with the government over grazing rights told reporters on Monday that two local ranchers who face long prison sentences for setting fire to land have been treated unfairly. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) MORE LESS
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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.

Read the indictment below:

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  1. Wow… So it appears that this is a conspiracy planned back in November ?

    Is that right.?

  2. Whoever wrote that indictment must have had a pressing dental appointment. I’ve never read a legal doc to concise, to the point and short.

  3. That’s hilarious. So they’d been planning this caper for more than a month, they were expecting thousands of patriots to join them, and still no one thought to bring enough snacks to last a few weeks? These people couldn’t be trusted to plan a weekend camping trip.

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