Aric Cramer Representing Oregon Protester Blaine Cooper

Aric Cramer Representing Oregon Protester Blaine Cooper

In that hearing, Cooper confirmed his identity and also listened in while the judge and present attorneys discussed the indictment that had been filed by the state of Oregon.

That indictment documents state that Blaine Cooper among others: “Did knowingly and willfully conspire and agree together and with each other and with persons known and unknown to the grand jury to prevent by force, intimidation, and threats, officers and employees of the United states fish and wildlife service, an agency within the department of the interior, from discharging the duties of their office and the Malheur national Wildlife Refuge.”

Coopers defense attorney, Aric Cramer, out of St. George, Utah said “All clients are presumed innocent until proven guilty. So whatever he’s been charged with, he’s innocent of those charges until the jury finds him guilty.”