Fifteen of the occupiers at the Malheur ranch were actually FBI informants? That seems insane to me. https://t.co/usGhyovxoX— Tim Carney (@TPCarney) October 28, 2016
From the report:
The man who occupiers initially knew only by his alias "John Killman'' was revealed to be Fabio Minoggio, a Las Vegas resident subpoenaed by the defense to testify after prosecutors declined to confirm if he was a government informant....The jury found that leader Ammon Bundy and six others were not guilty of the charges of in the federal conspiracy trial of refuge takeover.
Minoggio, the defense's last witness, wore black-rimmed glasses resting on the bridge of his nose and was dressed in a blue polo shirt and rust-colored cargo pants. He testified that he was at the refuge from Jan. 23 through Jan. 26 and that the FBI reimbursed him for his expenses.
Asked if he received any other payments from the government for his information, Minoggio said, "No, it was freely given. I wasn't enticed or anything.''
Minoggio said his truck did break down at one point and he bought a ballistics vest because he felt he was "going into harm's way.''
"I was fully aware of what I was doing,'' he added.
While at the refuge, Minoggio said he was asked to oversee the shooting range...He said he provided training on firearms safety and proficient use of firearms to the occupiers.
Minoggio was one of 15 confidential informants who fed the FBI information about the occupiers, testimony showed.