Occupiers trial latest: Prosecutor says Bundy had $8,000 cash on him when arrested

Posted at 3:44 PM, Sep 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-20 17:44:45-04

A prosecutor says Ammon Bundy had more than $8,000 in his jacket at the time of his arrest.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Craig Gabriel told the court in Portland Tuesday the cash indicates Bundy planned to continue occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge for a long time. Gabriel said the Idaho resident also had a withdrawal slip for $6,000 from a bank he visited the day before his arrest.

Bundy was arrested Jan. 26 during a traffic stop as he and other occupation leaders were traveling to a community meeting north of the refuge.

He and six others are on trial in Oregon, accused of conspiring to prevent federal workers from doing their jobs at the refuge.

Two refuge employees and a Harney County sheriff's sergeant testified Tuesday morning.

(by Associated Press)