It is believed that 43-year old Brian ‘Booda’ Cavalier is a cooperating witness for the federal government providing information on the armed takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) that occurred earlier this year. He is 1 of 26 who were charged with a conspiracy in the 41-day occupation more commonly referred to as the Oregon Standoff.
It is still unknown at what point Cavalier began cooperating with authorities.
Was it after his January 26 arrest on Oregon’s highway 395 in route to John Day with occupation leaders Ammon and Ryan Bundy, Ryan Payne, Shawna Cox and the now deceased, LaVoy Finicum?
Or, was it before that, while the occupation was in full swing?
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