Friday, June 08, 2018

Prosecutors recommend sentence of time served for refuge occupier Blaine Cooper

Blaine Cooper, one of the first to plead guilty to federal conspiracy in the armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and who later testified for the government, is expected to be sentenced next week to time served. Cooper was described as a recruiter, calling men to come to the Oregon refuge with guns and to Bunkerville, Nevada, in April 2014 during a standoff with federal agents outside the ranch of cattleman Cliven Bundy. In addition to time served, prosecutors will recommend three years of supervised release for Cooper and that he pay $7,000 in restitution, according to court documents. He's already served more than 15 months in custody, according to prosecutors...MORE

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