Pete Santilli urges court to reopen, review his detention in Malheur refuge conspiracy case
Pete Santilli, an independent broadcaster who is one of 25 defendants charged with federal conspiracy in the armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, is asking another judge to overturn his continued detention.
In court motions filed late Monday, Santilli and his lawyer ask the federal judge assigned to the case, U.S. District Judge Anna J. Brown, to review the Feb. 4 detention order by U.S. District Judge Michael W. Mosman.
They argued there's new information that warrants a review, including the recent removal of all his firearms from the Ohio apartment he shares with his girlfriend and an FBI search of his rental car that found no firearms present.
Santilli also offers the court a new release plan.