A federal judge has dismissed the case against four men involved in a 2014 armed standoff with federal agents.
Rancher Cliven Bundy was released from prison Monday. He refused to pay government-mandated fees for letting his cattle graze on public land, which ultimately led to a standoff on that land and criminal charges.
Bundy, his two sons and militia leader Ryan Payne had their case dismissed with prejudice by Chief U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro, who also declared a mistrial last month.
She said federal prosecutors withheld evidence that would have been helpful to the defendant’s case, eliminating the possibility for a fair trial.