Appeal Denied for GREGORY P. BURLESON

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This appeal arises out of Gregory Burleson’s participation in the 2014 armed standoff between agents of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and Cliven Bundy and his supporters in Bunkerville, Nevada.

Burleson was convicted in a jury trial of assaulting a federal officer, threatening a federal law enforcement officer, obstruction of justice, interference with interstate commerce by extortion, interstate travel in aid of extortion, and three counts of using and carrying a firearm in relation to a crime of violence.

The district court at first sentenced him to 819 months imprisonment but later reduced that term to 387 months, influenced by a change in the sentencing law.

Burleson raises four grounds on appeal. He argues that: (1) the district court erred in denying his motion for a new trial, (2) the district court erred by declining to give a self-defense/defense-of-others instruction to the jury, (3) that the evidence was insufficient to support his convictions, and (4) that his sentence was substantively unreasonable. Because none of his contentions have merit, we affirm the judgment of the district court.

Appeal from the United States District Court

for the District of Nevada

Gloria M. Navarro, District Judge, Presiding

Argued and Submitted March 7, 2023

Las Vegas, Nevada

Before: CLIFTON, BENNETT, and DESAI, Circuit Judges.

This disposition is not appropriate for publication and is not precedent

except as provided by Ninth Circuit Rule 36-3.

US Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit. March 27, 2023

Las Vegas Federal Courthouse. March 27, 2023

John Lamb, Vincent Easley II

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