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FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2016 file photo, Robert "LaVoy" Finicum, center, a rancher from Arizona, talks to reporters at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns, Ore. An FBI agent has been indicted on accusations that he lied about firing at Finicum in 2016 when officers arrested leaders of an armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge in rural Oregon. Sources familiar with the case say the agent will face allegations of making a false statement with intent to obstruct justice, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Tuesday, June 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
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The Latest: FBI agent charged with lying pleads not guilty

FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2016 file photo, Robert "LaVoy" Finicum, center, a rancher from Arizona, talks to reporters at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns, Ore. An FBI agent has been indicted on accusations that he lied about firing at Finicum in 2016 when officers arrested leaders of an armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge in rural Oregon. Sources familiar with the case say the agent will face allegations of making a false statement with intent to obstruct justice, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Tuesday, June 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on an FBI agent charged with lying about shooting at a key figure in the armed standoff at a national wildlife refuge in Oregon (all times local):

2 p.m.

An FBI agent charged with lying about shooting at a key figure in last year’s armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon has pleaded not guilty to five felony charges.

W. Joseph Astarita briefly appeared in court Wednesday and was released on his own recognizance.

The agent’s shots did not hit Robert “LaVoy” Finicum during a 2016 traffic stop, but soon afterward, Oregon State Police fatally shot the Arizona rancher after he reached toward a handgun in an inner pocket.

Investigators determined the troopers were justified in shooting Finicum but also found the FBI hadn’t disclosed that someone on their team had fired two shots.

Finicum was a spokesman for the group that took over the remote bird sanctuary to oppose federal control of land in the Western U.S.

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