Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Salt Lake City attorney seeks to assist in Ammon Bundy's legal defense in Oregon

Another Utah lawyer is seeking to help Oregon standoff defendant Ammon Bundy in the federal conspiracy and weapons case against him set to go to trial in early September. Attorney Marcus Mumford has applied to represent Bundy in his Oregon case, assisting Utah lawyer J. Morgan Philpot, according to court records. Mumford has a private legal practice in Salt Lake City and has specialized in white- collar criminal defense work and commercial litigation. He nearly was held in contempt of court in federal court in Utah in February for straying into forbidden testimony during his cross-examination of a witness during a  fraud case, according to The Salt Lake Tribune. But his client ended up being acquitted of all charges. Late last month, Bundy's previous lawyers, Eugene-based attorneys Mike Arnold and Lissa Casey, announced they were no longer going to represent Bundy. Arnold cited his desire to spend more time with his family and focus on his Eugene firm as reasons...more

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