ranching standoff

Judge: 4 in Oregon ranching standoff guilty of trespassing

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A federal judge in Oregon has found four men guilty of misdemeanor charges of trespassing and tampering with government vehicles and equipment during last year's high-profile takeover of a wildlife refuge.U.S. District Judge Anna Brown issued her verdict Tuesday after a bench trial.

Lawyer for Oregon standoff leader sees charges dismissed

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed criminal charges against the lawyer for the leader of the armed occupation at an Oregon wildlife refuge.U.S. marshals tackled Marcus Mumford and zapped him with a stun gun as he argued with a judge last fall over releasing his client, Ammon Bundy, shortly after his acquittal in the standoff.

Feds file motion to dismiss charges against Bundy lawyer

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Federal prosecutors assigned to the criminal case against the lawyer for the leader of the armed occupation at an Oregon wildlife refuge have filed a motion to drop the remaining charges.The Oregonian/OregonLive reports (https://goo.gl/qsrhON ) prosecutors filed the motion Monday, more than three weeks after a judge dropped one of the three charges against Marcus Mumford.

Jury convicts 2 of conspiracy in Oregon ranching standoff

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A jury has convicted two men of conspiracy to impede federal officers during an armed occupation of a wildlife refuge in Oregon.The verdict Friday handed prosecutors a measure of redemption after they failed to convict Ammon and Ryan Bundy along with five other occupiers in a high-profile trial last fall involving the takeover of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, a remote bird sanctuary southeast of Portland.

Prosecutor asks jurors to convict followers of Ammon Bundy

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The second trial involving people who occupied an Oregon wildlife refuge last winter has reached closing arguments, with prosecutor Ethan Knight telling jurors the case is about four defendants who went too far.The men are charged with conspiring to impede Interior Department employees from doing their jobs during the 41-day standoff. Occupation leader Ammon Bundy was acquitted of the charge in a high-profile trial last fall.