Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Ammon Bundy's personal bodyguard sentenced to time served, 9 months

Ammon Bundy's personal bodyguard, Brian Cavalier, was sentenced Tuesday to the time he's already served in custody - exactly 9 months in jail - for conspiring to impede federal workers and having guns in a federal facility during the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Cavalier, 45, a broad-shouldered, sturdy man who goes by the nickname "Booda,'' stood before U.S. District Judge Anna J. Brown, as a jury five floors down in the federal courthouse in downtown Portland continued to deliberate on the same federal conspiracy charge that Ammon Bundy and six other co-defendants, who went to trial, face. Cavalier, wearing blue jail scrubs, said nothing and showed no emotion. "You've fulfilled the custody provision of the sentence,'' Brown told him. Cavalier remains under a U.S. Marshals Service hold, and is expected to be transferred to Nevada, where he faces another federal indictment stemming from the 2014 armed standoff with federal agents outside controversial rancher Cliven Bundy's ranch near Bunkerville, Nevada...more

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