Indictments are handed down against the father of ranchers already jailed for a standoff at an Oregon Wildlife Refuge.

FOX's Gurnal Scott has the story:

Cliven Bundy and four others were indicted on 16 charges, including conspiracy and weapons violations.

The charges stem from an armed standoff two years ago on federal land in Nevada over unpaid grazing fees. That incident is separate from the recent occupation of an Oregon Wildlife Refuge that ended earlier this month.

Ammon Bundy, who led the latest occupation, was also indicted in the 2014 case. Cliven Bundy's attorney says the government's charges are not proof a crime was committed.

Federal prosecutors say attempts to use force against officers of the law should be punished. A court date for arraignment has not been set.

Gurnal Scott, FOX News.