‘Veterans for Trump’ head strikes plea deal in Bundy standoff
He’s the first if 19 defendants on trial for the 2014 standoff.
Gerald DeLemus — head of New Hampshire’s Veterans for Trump and “mid-level organizer” in the Bundy-led group’s plot to attack federal agents — will enter a guilty plea on Tuesday to Chief U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro on Aug. 23.
DeLemus faces nine federal charges including conspiracy. Judge Navarro filed paperwork Tuesday indicating that she received a signed plea agreement from DeLemus, the details of which will not be made public until he appears in court.
The Review-Journal said that many of the defendants are expected to negotiate plea deals with the court in the Bundy family-led plot, in which armed militiamen planned to kill Bureau of Land Management agents. The agents were attempting to collect Bundy’s years-overdue fees for grazing his cattle on federal land.
DeLemus is a staunch anti-federalist and gun-rights advocate and is married to a Republican New Hampshire state legislator. He was arrested earlier this year.