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Santilli's Attorney To Argue Nevada Detention In Portland


Federal prosecutors from Nevada will come to Oregon next week to argue that Pete Santilli should remain in jail.

Santilli is an Internet radio host who’s been charged for a 2014 Nevada standoff that took place on land owned by rancher Cliven Bundy. Santilli also faces charges related to the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Stacie Beckerman held a hearing on Santilli’s case Tuesday in Portland. 

She set a detention hearing for Monday so Nevada prosecutors could be present to argue the case.

Beckerman also ruled that militant Darryl Thorn be detained before his trial connected to the refuge occupation.

Law enforcement arrested Thorn at a motel in Bend, Oregon.

According to federal prosecutors, when he was arrested, Thorn had a .40 caliber handgun in his possession and Teflon coated bullets, which are used to pierce body armor.

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