Seven leaders of an armed militia who led a 41-day stand-off at a U.S. federal wildlife refuge in Oregon have been cleared of the charges against them. The surprise verdict acquitted them of conspiracy and firearms offenses. The militia occupied the refuge in early January, accusing the government of unlawful interference in the affairs of ranchers. A total of 26 people have been charged over the standoff. Some have already pleaded guilty to conspiracy.
Source: Drudge Report

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