Monday, April 24, 2017

Jury convicts 2 in first Bunkerville standoff trial

A federal jury on Monday convicted two men of multiple counts resulting from the 2014 armed standoff in Bunkerville. Gregory Burleson, a former paid FBI informant, and Todd Engel, an Idaho resident, both were convicted of obstruction of justice and interstate travel in aid of extortion. Burleson also was convicted of assault on a federal officer, threatening a federal officer and other firearms counts. The jury was “hopelessly deadlocked,” it said in a morning note, on the remaining counts and defendants. U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro sent the jury back to keep deliberating on those counts. The jury has been deliberating since April 13. The trial opened Feb. 6...more

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