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Conspiracy convictions in Bundy standoff? Not a one

• by Vin Suprynowicz

A jury convicted two defendants — one a long-time FBI informant — on multiple counts but could not reach any unanimous verdict against the other four, despite a thicket of dozens of overlapping charges.

U.S. District Court Judge Gloria Navarro — appointed by Barack Obama in 2009 after being nominated by Sen. Harry Reid, who swore vengeance on the Bundys after the BLM suffered an ignominious defeat at the standoff and slunk away with their tails between their legs — said the four men will be re-tried June 26, the same day Bundy; his eldest sons, Ammon and Ryan Bundy; and two other defendants are scheduled for trial.

Though as a practical matter, prosecutors may first try to find out how far away from a conviction they stood, the first time around.

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