Ammon Bundy’s attorney, Mike Arnold, has set up a legal defense fund to raise money for his client. He is only representing Bundy and not the other defendants. He explains why on the page:
In “conspiracy” cases with multiple co-defendants, attorneys can only represent one client. Everyone needs their own lawyer for their own protection. Please feel free not to contribute to Ammon and instead contribute to another defendant. Your generosity is appreciated.
The page also contains an explanation of strategy from Ammon Bundy, saying that he will continue to deliver his message through an Article 3 court with an Article 3 judge. Phase 1 was a citizen protest at the refuge. Phase 2 is through the courts. The message can continue publicly and peacefully in this new forum:
“The world is listening. We will use the criminal discovery process to obtain information and government records. We will continue to educate the American people of the injustices that are taking place. We can do this through an Article 3 Court in front of an Article 3 judge. This is the Constitution.” — Ammon Bundy
Although the goal is to raise $100,000, as of Friday afternoon, only $2,400 has been raised. More details from the page are as follows:
Money donated will be placed into an attorney trust account for Ammon Bundy’s representation. It his Ammon’s hope that his attorneys can do the work that is important to the cause on his behalf. A rising tide lifts all ships.
Funds will be used for legal fees and bail. Hopefully, he will get released and get back to his family and back to work to raise his own money. More info to come.
We will discuss with Ammon soon the plan for any unused funds at conclusion of case. Things are moving a little fast due to folks still at the refuge and the release hearing Friday. Updates to come. Thank you.
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