Arizona man sentenced to 68 years in prison for Bundy standoff


 An Arizona man was sentenced to 68 years in prison for his role in an armed standoff that stopped federal agents from rounding up cattle near Cliven Bundy’s ranch in 2014.

Gregory Burleson of Phoenix was sentenced in Las Vegas on Wednesday after being found guilty of eight criminal charges. They included threatening and assaulting a federal officer, carrying a weapon as part of a crime of violence, obstruction and traveling across state lines in aid of extortion.

The 53-year-old Burleson was one of two defendants found guilty of some charges by a U.S. District Court jury that failed to reach verdicts for four other defendants.

Todd Engel of Idaho is due for sentencing Sept. 28.

The other four co-defendants are being retried, while Bundy and other defendants remain jailed pending trial later.

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