First Oregon standoff defendant sent to prison

Sentenced to 2.5 years
Posted at 9:20 AM, Aug 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-17 11:25:46-04

Corey Lequieu has been sentenced to 2.5 years in prison, for his role in the armed takeover of the Malheur Wildlife refuge in January.

The Oregonian reports, Lequieu pled guilty to keeping federal employees in Burns, Oregon from their work at the refuge, through threats, intimidation and force. Judge Anna J. Brown also sentenced Lequieu to three years of supervised release and an undisclosed amount of restitution. 

The 46-year-old is just one of the 26 defendants charged with conspiracy after the standoff a the refuge, the remaining defendants are schedule to be in court this December.