Facing up to 96 Years in Prison: Nevada Federal Grand Jury Indicts Cliven Bundy and Four Others

Nevada Federal Grand Jury Indicts Cliven Bundy and Four Others for Leading 2014 Standoff

A federal grand jury has indicted Cliven Bundy and four others for leading a 2014 standoff with unconstitutional federal agencies at the Bundy Ranch.

Bundy, along with his sons Ammon and Ryan, Ryan Payne and Pete Santilli are facing charges of conspiracy to commit an offense against the United States, conspiracy to impede or injure a federal officer, using and carrying a firearm in relation to a crime of violence, assault on a federal officer, threatening a federal law enforcement officer, obstruction of the due administration of justice, interference with interstate commerce by extortion, and interstate travel in aid of extortion.

According to a press release by the Justice Department (pause for laughter):

Cliven D. Bundy, 69, of Bunkerville, Nev., Ryan C. Bundy, 43, of Mesquite, Nev., Ammon E. Bundy, 40, of Emmet, Idaho, Ryan W. Payne, 32, of Anaconda, Mont., and Peter T. Santilli, Jr., 50, of Cincinnati, Ohio, are charged with one count of conspiracy to commit an offense against the United States, one count of conspiracy to impede or injure a federal officer, four counts of using and carrying a firearm in relation to a crime of violence, two counts of assault on a federal officer, two counts of threatening a federal law enforcement officer, three counts of obstruction of the due administration of justice, two counts of interference with interstate commerce by extortion, and one count of interstate travel in aid of extortion. The indictment also alleges five counts of criminal forfeiture which upon conviction would require forfeiture of property derived from the proceeds of the crimes totaling at least $3 million, as well as the firearms and ammunition possessed and used on April 12, 2014.

Here is exactly why Barack Hussein Obama Soetoro Soebarkah brought in constitution-violating, asset forfeiture criminal and terrorist-tied Loretta Lynch as his Attorney General. Please don’t forget the Democrat and Republican senators who helped confirm her because they are just as complicit. No crime of violence occurred at Bundy Ranch, except for the crimes of federal agencies who destroyed the property of Cliven Bundy and his family. There were attempts to corral people into “First Amendment Zones,” which is unlawful and tazing individuals who were exercising their free speech, but there was no violence committed by the Bundys or the protesters.

“The rule of law has been reaffirmed with these charges,” said U.S. Attorney Bogden. “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.”

Who used force? Who used violence? Did the court order demand that cattle be slaughtered? Did the court order that snipers be put into place and an army of hundreds of armed federal agents surround American citizens? Again, who was using force? Who committed acts of violence? Was it not the DC government acting in violation of the Constitution’s requirement regarding ownership and control of land? I think it was.

According to the DOJ release, the maximum penalties for the charges issued are:

Conspiracy to Commit an Offense Against the U.S. – 5 years, $250,000 fine

Conspiracy to Impede and Injure a Federal Law Enforcement Officer – 6 years, $250,000 fine

Assault on a Federal Law Enforcement Officer – 20 years, $250,000 fine

Threatening a Federal Law Enforcement Officer – 10 years, $250,000 fine

Use and Carry of a Firearm in Relation to a Crime of Violence – 5 years minimum and consecutive

Obstruction of the Due Administration of Justice – 10 years, $250,000 fine

Interference with Interstate Commerce by Extortion – 20 years, $250,000 fine

Interstate Travel in Aid of Extortion – 20 years, $250,000 fine

Editor’s Note: If convicted on all counts, these men could face up to 96 years in prison and/or up to $1.75 million in fines. Would a conviction on all counts and maximum sentence really surprise anyone?

“This indictment sends a resounding message to those who wish to participate in violent acts that our resolve to pursue them and enforce the law remains unwavering,” said Special Agent in Charge Bucheit.

No, the indictment sends a message that DC is engaged in a tyrannical overthrow of the Constitution and will put men in jail on trumped up charges when all they were doing was seeking to expose the criminals and uphold the Constitution.

“Today marks a tremendous step toward ending more than 20 years of law breaking,” said Bureau of Land Management Director Neil Kornze. “The nation’s public lands belong to all Americans.”

Twenty years of lawbreaking? Mr. Kornze, law breaking continues under the current administration just as it has for well over 150 years in this country. When will you be prosecuting your own DOJ, whose Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms has criminally engaged in the trafficking of thousands of weapons across the Mexican border and into the hands of Mexican cartels, which resulted in the deaths of two federal agents, hundreds of Mexicans and who knows how many others?

No, my friends, this is not about bringing law breaking to an end. It’s about those engaged in crime at the DC level attempting to silence those who are exposing their crimes.

At least one federal judge understood the law breaking of the Bureau of Land Management and in his opinion of United States v. Estate of Hage, U.S. District Court Judge Robert C. Jones revealed the criminal actions of the BLM against Nevada rancher E. Wayne Hage. Judge Jones held “government officials” in contempt and referred the issued to Eric Holder’s office. We all know what happened… nothing.

Kit Daniels reported:

For over 20 years, the Bureau of Land Management engaged in a “literal, intentional conspiracy” against Nevada ranchers to force them out of business, according to a federal judge whose court opinion exposes the BLM’s true intent against rancher Cliven Bundy.

BLM agents who impounded Cliven Bundy’s cattle.

“Based upon E. Wayne Hage’s declaration that he refused to waive his rights — a declaration that did not purport to change the substance of the grazing permit renewal for which he was applying, and which had no plausible legal effect other than to superfluously assert non-waiver of rights — the Government denied him a renewal grazing permit based upon its frankly nonsensical position that such an assertion of rights meant that the application had not been properly completed,” Judge Jones wrote. “After the BLM denied his renewal grazing permit for this reason by letter, the Hages indicated that they would take the issue to court, and they sued the Government in the CFC [Court of Federal Claims.]”

And at that point, Jones explained, the BLM refused to consider any further applications from Hage.

“The entire chain of events is the result of the Government’s arbitrary denial of E. Wayne Hage’s renewal permit for 1993–2003, and the effects of this due process violation are continuing,” he stated.

“This behavior shocks the conscience of the Court and provides a sufficient basis for a finding of irreparable harm to support the injunction described at the end of this Order,”

It’s shocking because these men should have been upholding the law, but instead, turned against the American people and acted in a criminal fashion.

Read the indictment below:

Federal indictment against Cliven Bundy and others

Courtesy of Freedom Outpost.

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  • Mafu Le Trekkie

    Throw the book at these bastards, you threaten to kill fellow Americans and then walk off without so much as a whoopsy daisy.

  • donttreadonme9

    jury will acquit…

  • WeNoLongerBelieveOrAidThem!

    The dirty work doing police are now one of the largest organized armed criminal gangs in america. They do more assaults, kidnapping, holding of hostages, money theft, property theft, harassment, and murders yearly, then any other criminal gang. Go check the statistics. They do this for money and power, just like other organized criminal gangs. They also do it for their corrupt leaders, just like other organized criminal gangs. they are will funded and equipped just like other gangs. Go do the research and read the statistics. You will see for yourself. Not all are bad, but many do the dirty work willingly, or unknowingly. Both are very dangerous and criminal.

  • GibbyD

    There were no crimes committed and no actions taken by these men that were worse than any of the protesters that were allowed to try and burn down towns and cities because of perceived but unproven racism in law enforcement or Government.

  • Old Vet

    we need to continue to spread the word or all our liberties will be taken,,,, spread the legal meaning of the constitution at every chance and learn it,,,,, the alternative will not be pleasant.

  • mthighpockets

    This whole thing against these people is a Govt. showing force against peaceful citizens that are just standing up for their rights. They never used their guns against anyone,it was the Govt,that shot and killed an innocent man that was supporting the issue.Its about the Govt. trying to get the Bundy Ranch and the standing up for the Hammonds in Oregon who are also wrongly accused of crimes they didn’t commit. It’s Govt. overkill,and these people were only trying to put a stop to it. I would have done the same. I worked all my life for the little dab I have and I’ll be dammed if I’ll let anyone take it away. The Bundy’s feel the same,as you would too. The Govt. is out of control’ We all need to put an end to this B.S. by our Govt.

  • Clyde

    What the mainstream media hasn’t disclosed to the public about this so-called public land, is that it was grandfathered allowing these cattlemen to use the property for grazing. After it was determined to have some of the riches deposits of uranium that can be extracted with little cost. This is where the Clinton’s “Hillary and Bill” they along with a Canadian investor, have moved to take this property and start mining and have already cut a deal with Russian counter part, to sell their product, making astronomical profit at the cost to both the cattlemen involved, the American people and our freedom and security.

    The above can be found published on the internet but, the mainstream media fails to report the facts !

    Why Is the CIA Taking Over Burns,
    Oregon?
    16Jan, 2016by Dave Hodges
    Trust nobody! Personally verify everything.
    The Ammon Bundy group, currently operating 30 miles outside of the Burns, Oregon, has been the victim of the most heinous and effective takeovers in the history of the media. The Ammon Bundy group along with their presence in Oregon, threatens to expose a terrible agenda of oppression and governmental abuse being perpetrated against the American people nd in particular the ranchers and the farmers in the West.
    In an attempt to control the narrative, CNN and Fox News have been the only media organizations that have not either been physically taken down or neutralized through the infiltration by covert government operatives, many of them from the CIA. To date, The Common Sense Show has been the only organization outside of Fox and CNN that has effectively covered the Ammon Bundy-Hammond Ranch controversy in a first-hand manner. And this coverage of the Hammond Ranch Affair did not occur without a severe price being paid by The Common Sense Show (CSS) and its related partners. Katy Whelan, the Health Reporter for The Common Sense Show. On Sunday, January 10, 2016, Katy Whelan, the health reporter for the CSS, made contact with a relative of Ammon Bundy. As many of you already know that both satellites that carry my show, the phone lines, the listen by phone option and all supportive operations of my satellite provider were taken down one minute before the scheduled interview was to begin. Adding legitimacy to this conspiracy to hide the truth behind the real events in Burns, Oregon, Ammon Bundy and his colleagues simultaneously had every form of their communications taken down at the same time. One would have to be one “helluva” coincidence theorist to not make this connection.
    On the following day (January 11), the CSS and Ammon Bundy used alternative communication methods and we were able to get beyond censors of the federal government and produce the Dave Hodges/Sheila Zilinsky interview with Ammon Bundy. Below, is a link to this interview. It begins after 20 minutes into the show and lasts for almost 40 minutes. In this 40 minutes lies the only honest account, to date of what is really going on Burns and what Ammon Bundy and colleagues are really trying to accomplish.

  • valinmpls

    This just makes me SO sad – how can this be my beloved America – there’s just been SO much of this high handedness of our Federal Government in the last 10 years.This is just not right, this is so unfair and this sounds SO unconstitutional. If Donald Trump became our President do you think that these kinds of things would any longer be occurring? Just doesn’t seem so to me.

    • SonsofAnarchy5768

      Who really knows, look at all the “hope and change” obummer has brought to this once great country, don’t count on any politician or trump to change things and save us, we have to save ourselves!

  • elgavilansegoviano

    ……..In the mean Time, The Muslim Dictator is Letting the Muslim Terrorist in Jail,…. that one to Kill AMERICANS,….. go FREE!!,…..Now you,…. the intelligent viewer,….. tell me WHO is the CRIMINAL Here!!

  • Too big and heavy

    Throw as many charges at People, see what sticks. That is the Way the Government is, we all need to pitch in for Their Defense..!!!

  • Karee Bearance

    I guess our government wants to make sure we all know just who in the hell is in charge and we just better not mess with them and we call this America HA we are going down to our enemies we threw God out and now we will pay

  • Doris Mixon

    If these men were charged with conspiracy to commit an offense against the UNITED STATES,why is Obama still in the WHITE H0USE.

  • Howlingmad

    This whole thing, is nothing but a LOAD OF CRAP, Period ! . . . this is ONLY about, what happened AT HIS RANCH, “Nothing More”. The only GOOD THING about this is, should they try moving “Against’ his ranch AGAIN, his family will have a ARMY OF SUPPORT, to “Protect Her”, BIGGER than the one from “Before”.

  • Flyby

    The fist of oblidiot’s government has come down hard and swiftly showing all Americans to be VERY afraid to stand up for what you thought were your rights.

  • iprazhm

    As American citizens, we cannot let this stand. The corruption in the state of Oregon has proven to be as insidious as any foreign enemy who set itself against our republic.

  • michael a

    96 yrs come on that too harsh, so crooked court systems don,t get into any crimes in Oregon. Or you will be sorry especially the poor people. 96 years yeah right. Only way to allow governments to get them shut up. That tyrannies for you.

  • michael a

    Courts here in Oregon are so crooked, so unbelievable I,m one that got socked where I am a poor man can,t get an appeal. Court system in Oregon is so rotten with so many corruption. And they are still getting away with it. It cost me $3500. To get an appeal and I,m on security. District attorney’s are the world crooked its ones they get judges what they want. Yeah right.

  • CrazyAuntJane

    Well I guess Reid will get Bundy’s land after all! And don’t anyone DARE demand their right to their property or to the right to graze on land they have a legal right to graze cattle on.

  • Kay Kay

    I bet the government wishes they’d been able to kill these individuals as well, but since they didn’t, they need to obliterate their lives to justify their omnipotence.

  • Maggie

    I couldn’t read this whole article – it just makes me sick to my stomach!! I’m crying as I write this – I can’t believe America has come to this!!! I use to think that the BLM was a good group to manage our Federal Lands, but after what they did in Nevada to the Bundys was absolute tyranny!! I couldn’t imagine what I was seeing. And now those poor people up in Oregon. Our country is being taking over and we need to do something about clearing out these people. I don’t know about you all, but I’m hoping that Trump gets elected (however I doubt it, the establishment will see to it that he doesn’t win) because I think he will clear out all these people!!