More state bar complaints filed against Ammon Bundy's lawyer, critical of social media crowdsourcing
Ammon Bundy's lawyers are facing new state bar complaints that raise ethical concerns about their firm's outreach on social media to gather evidence in defense of their client in the federal conspiracy case stemming from the armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife refuge.
Those who filed the complaints submitted to the Oregon State Bar screenshots of the Arnold Law Firm's Facebook page, in which attorney Mike Arnold urged supporters to file public records requests with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, the FBI and the Oregon State Police.
The complaints criticized Arnold for swamping law enforcement and other agencies with frivolous public records requests.
For example, Nerei Lopez, of New York, wrote to the bar on April 11 that Arnold's requests that others submit public records requests to the BLM and FBI, for information regarding Nevada Sen. Harry Reid, for example, "is a vindictive attempt to impair these agencies from functioning smooth