LAS VEGAS (AP) — Cliven Bundy is due to face a federal judge in Oregon this week over charges stemming from a 2014 armed standoff with federal officials rounding up cattle near his Nevada ranch.

U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden in Las Vegas isn’t saying why it took so long to bring charges.

But a law professor and a former U.S. attorney say it appears prosecutors are working carefully to build what could be a complicated case.

Bundy was arrested last Wednesday as he stepped off a plane at Portland International Airport on his way to visit his jailed sons, Ammon and Ryan Bundy.

The Bundy brothers are accused of organizing the armed occupation of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon that lasted for nearly six weeks.


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