$100 million federal civil rights lawsuit filed after 2014 Bunkerville standoff

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A man who spent time in prison for the 2014 Bunkerville standoff is now suing the U.S. government and prosecutors.

Idaho resident Todd Engel is seeking $100 million in damages in a civil rights and conspiracy complaint.

In 2018, all charges were dropped against him and Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy after a federal judge found prosecutorial misconduct.

The armed standoff with the Bureau of Land Management was over grazing rights on federal land.

Officials with the FBI, federal Bureau of Land Management and U.S. attorney’s office in Las Vegas declined to comment about the lawsuit.

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