A key figure in the Oregon militia stand off, Shawna Cox, filed a lawsuit, seeking $666bn from the government.
-Shawna Cox “I suffered damages from the works of the devil”
Shawna Cox listed dozens of criminal offenses that she alleges were committed against her and the other protesters
Shawna Cox, a key figure in the Oregon militia standoff who is accused of conspiring against the government, says she “suffered damages from the works of the devil” and wants federal officials to award her $666bn.
Cox, a 59-year-old Kanab, Utah woman facing federal charges for her role in the armed occupation of a wildlife refuge, has filed a “counter criminal complaint” against “federal employees”.
She is seeking “six hundred sixty six billion, six hundred sixty six million, six hundred sixty six thousand, six hundred sixty six dollars and sixty six cents”.
Cox is one of two women in the group of 25 people that federal authorities have charged in connection with the occupation of the Malheur national wildlife refuge that began 2 January and ended last week after a dramatic standoff with the FBI.
The Utah anti-government activist, who officials say was an important leader and spokeswoman for the Oregon militia, is also one of the few defendants who was permitted to return home on house arrest as the case moves forward. Most of the arrested right wing protesters, including occupation leader Ammon Bundy, remain in jail.
Cox has apparently used her free time to write up an eight-page counter suit that includes rants about government corruption and abuse, naming many of the central federal and local Harney County officials involved in the arrest and prosecution of the protesters.
“I came to the assistance of economically vulnerable individuals who were being harassed, threatened, intimidated, persecuted and incarcerated by arrogant, narcissist Federal Government officials who have organized together to hijack and steal our Constitutional form of government from the people of the United States of America (sic),” she wrote in the complaint filed Wednesday.