Refuge occupier ordered to get govt. ID, file tax return

He was sentenced in 2017 to one year and nine months in prison stemming from the armed occupation of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

Posted: May 24, 2019 7:10 AM

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A federal judge has promised to revoke Oregon refuge occupier Jason Patrick's supervised release if he doesn't obtain an official ID and proof that he's filed an IRS-accepted tax return by July 9.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports U.S. District Judge Anna J. Brown told Patrick Thursday.

It marked the second time Patrick has been ordered since his release from custody to obtain a government-issued ID and file a tax return.

Patrick was sentenced in 2017 to one year and nine months in prison stemming from the armed occupation of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

A jury convicted Patrick of conspiracy to impede federal workers through intimidation, threat or violence, and a judge convicted him of trespass, tampering with vehicles and equipment and destruction or removal of property.

Patrick has told The Oregonian/OregonLive that he has a "strong religious objection to being numbered."

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