Case against Cliven Bundy, Nevada rancher involved in 2014 armed standoff, declared a mistrial

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A federal judge declared a mistrial Wednesday in the case of a Nevada rancher accused of leading an armed standoff against the government in 2014, blaming prosecutors for withholding key evidence from defense lawyers, including records about the conduct of FBI and Bureau of Land Management agents.

Chief U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro in Las Vegas dismissed a jury seated last month for the long-awaited trial of Cliven Bundy, his sons Ryan and Ammon Bundy and self-styled Montana militia leader Ryan Payne.

The decision is the latest in a string of failed prosecutions in Nevada and Oregon against those who have opposed federal control of vast swaths of land in Western states.

A federal judge declared a mistrial in the case against a Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy accused of leading a 2014 armed standoff with federal agents in a cattle grazing dispute.  (AP Photo)

Jurors acquitted the two Bundy sons of taking over a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon for more than a
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