Oregon militant accuses feds of committing ‘works of the devil’ in $666 billion lawsuit
Shawna Cox, who was arrested last month during the militant takeover at a federal reserve in Oregon, sued federal officials on Wednesday, accusing them of victimizing herself and her compatriots.
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“I am asking for criminal and civil penalties for the perpetrators that subjected me and my witnesses to the crimes I have identified herein,” the lawsuit stated. “I Claim I and the others involved in these actions have suffered damages from the works of the devil in excess of $666,666,666,666.66.”
Cox makes reference in the suit to her current indictment on federal conspiracy charges following her Jan. 26 arrest, stating that she intends to ask jurors to pursue criminal and civil charges against state and federal officials who were “involved in the ambush that attempted to execute myself and others and executed Lavoy Finicum.”
Her suit also accuses Harney County Sheriff David Ward and state Sen. Cliff Bentz (R) of being “directly involved in terrorizing the people of Harney County with calling out their thugs and making the show of force” instead of allowing a grand jury to hear the case concerning Cox and her fellow militants.
Update, 10:37 p.m. EST: KATU-TV reported that Cox’s lawsuit was dismissed after a judge said her claims were “not cognizable in this criminal proceeding and will not be addressed in this case.”
The lawsuit can be read in its entirety below.