Thursday, August 9, 2018

BUNDY TRIAL DEFENDANTS WANT PROSECUTORS TO ‘PAY DEARLY’ FOR MISCONDUCT IN COURT

Two men charged and acquitted for their roles in the 2014 Bundy Ranch standoff are suing the federal government for damages from the “demonstrably false charges,” according to the men’s attorney.

Rick Lovelien and Steven Stewart were brought up on 10 charges including conspiracy and assault of a federal agent after they participated in a standoff with Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy against Bureau of Land Management (BLM) law enforcement officers. Lovelien and Stewart were acquitted of all charges and released from prison on Aug. 22, 2017.

The men are suing the federal prosecutors involved in the case, the BLM, FBI and various former and current officials including former FBI director James Comey. The plaintiffs are suing for $60 million in damages.

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