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4 plead not guilty to federal standoff charges

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Posted at 9:55 PM, Mar 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-17 00:55:54-04

Four co-defendants pleaded not guilty Wednesday to federal charges stemming from an armed standoff with government agents outside Nevada cattleman Cliven Bundy's ranch two years ago.
   
A magistrate judge postponed arraignment until Monday for one of the Nevada rancher's adult sons, Mel Bundy.
   
Gregory Burleson, Micah McGuire, Joseph O'Shaughnessy and Jason David Woods each had a lawyer appointed for him, and each pleaded not guilty to charges including conspiracy, assault, obstruction, weapon possession and threatening federal officers. Each remains in federal custody.
   
They're named among 19 people including Cliven Bundy in a 16-count federal indictment stemming from the gunpoint confrontation that stopped federal agents from rounding up cattle in Bunkerville in April 2014.
   
Convictions could get each of them decades in prison.