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2 Nevada defendants slated to plead guilty in Bundy standoff

Posted at 12:36 PM, Aug 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-23 20:08:45-04
Two defendants are set to become the first to plead guilty in Nevada to federal charges stemming from an armed confrontation with U.S. land management agents near Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy's ranch in 2014.
Gerald "Jerry" DeLemus of New Hampshire was expected to enter his plea Tuesday but it later got postponed to Thursday.
Blaine Cooper of Arizona is due in court Thursday.
In court filings, U.S. District Judge Gloria M. Navarro says she has signed plea agreements from the two men.
Attorneys for both defendants say they can't talk about the pleas until after they're entered.
DeLemus and Cooper are among 19 defendants currently in federal custody in the 2014 Bunkerville standoff.
Federal prosecutors describe both as organizers and leaders of a conspiracy to stop a U.S. Bureau of Land Management round-up of Bundy cattle.