Ryan Bundy wants $1M to be ‘defendant’ or ‘judge’

The Bundy Brothers face federal charges in the Malheur Refuge takeover

Ryan Bundy in a mug shot from Feb. 19, 2016 (Multnomah County Sheriff's Office)
Ryan Bundy in a mug shot from Feb. 19, 2016 (Multnomah County Sheriff's Office)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — In bizarre court documents filed Tuesday, Ryan Bundy declared himself sovereign from state and federal government and wanted to be paid $1 million to accept “the role” of defendant or inmate.

Bundy, the brother of co-defendant Ammon Bundy in the case of the takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, is acting as his own attorney. The federal court filings were submitted by his court-appointed legal assistant.

Ryan Bundy said he does not accept the role as defendant or inmate without fair and just compensation of $1 million. He also said he is willing to play the “role” of “judge” or “bailiff” for $1 million.

A section of a court filing by Ryan Bundy, July 26, 2016 (KOIN)
A section of a court filing by Ryan Bundy, July 26, 2016 (KOIN)

He also demanded $100 million if he has to face a judge for the conspiracy matter related to the takeover and occupation of the federal facility.

On Friday, Judge Anna Brown rejected all of Ryan Bundy’s most recent filings and warned him that any future attempts to not follow Court Orders “could result in Ryan Bundy forfeiting the right to self-representation.”

The Bundy brothers and 6 more people will stand trial in September. Another 8 people will stand trial beginning February 14, 2017.

KOIN 6 News will continue to follow this story.

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