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Prosecutors: Cliven Bundy "Lawless And Violent"

Federal prosecutors are calling Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy "lawless and violent" and telling a U.S. judge in Oregon that he shouldn't be freed from jail ahead of trial.

A 34-page document filed Tuesday before Bundy appears for a detention hearing in Portland says the 69-year-old should stay behind bars because he doesn't recognize federal authority.

His charges stem from an armed 2014 standoff with federal officials trying to round up cattle grazing illegally near his ranch in Nevada.

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Bundy was arrested in Oregon last week when he arrived to support his sons, Ammon and Ryan Bundy, who are accused of leading a weekslong occupation at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. The brothers are jailed.

It's unclear who will represent Cliven Bundy. He has asked for a court-appointed attorney last week, but a judge said she wanted to see financial documents first.