1 Pleads Not Guilty, 1 Denied Release in Bundy Case in Vegas
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Another defendant pleaded not guilty Wednesday to federal charges in Las Vegas stemming from an armed confrontation between backers of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and government agents two years ago.
Peter Santilli identified himself as a radio talk show host before a magistrate judge who ordered him detained pending trial on conspiracy, obstruction, weapon and assault on a federal officer charges. In another courtroom, U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro denied Idaho resident Steven Stewart's bid for freedom ahead of trial with a total of 19 people, including Bundy. To date, none have been freed following their arrests.
Prosecutors showed photos of Stewart wielding an assault-style rifle during the standoff. Santilli is one of several defendants in the Nevada case also accused of leading an Oregon wildlife refuge takeover this year.