Originally Posted by Bev
Based on just this question about what I would do, I would decide he was probably as guilty as sin and cheer on any sentence he got.
The lawyer swindling the defence fund is a crying shame but is there some significance as to whether this makes Mr Steele nutty or not? Maybe - being in the trade - he should have known the guy wasn't the best and chosen a better one but could he find one that was willing to represent a WN?
If he is mentally ill as a result of the surgery, then he does of course deserve to be in a hospital, not a prison.
From your link:
Sounds perfectly plausible to me. I imagine he or she can locate client papers that prove they had been hired to chase down or consulted re: this immigrant bride scam, or a client willing to testify the same?
The again, I have to ask, why would the Govt. go to such lengths to set him up, even if he was a WN? Or did they just get it terribly wrong?
I should really read the whole thread and the whole National Vanguard site.
This entire case is a laughing stock. The scum bag lawyer should have seen at once that Steele was crazy. He knew that this was the last case that he would ever try and wanted some easy bucks with no risk of being disbarred.
This Ukrainian bride scam is a joke. This was old news 20 years ago. Steele claimed that he was investigating a client of his from Illinois who got swindled out of $4,000 (£2,400) by one of them. Our country is coming apart at the seams and Steele worries about this old fool from his near deathbed. If you can't crack that bride scam in 1,000 emails you don't know what you are doing. He claimed to be writing a book on this subject. He couldn't give it away. If you believe him, I own a bridge in Lake Havasu. I will deliver anywhere in the U.K. by air freight for only 10% down.
His wife caught him trolling for women on match.com in 2000 and filed for divorce. She tried to take him for everything but the shirt off his back but she finally dismissed the petition. She is such a forgiving lady to let him do more of that thing these days. Cyndi has told her share of lies in an attempt to get her husband off but every one of them gets him in deeper.
Steele suffered from a somewhat exaggerated sense of self worth and had a bit of a persecution complex even before his aorta blew out and nearly killed him. He was a two bit player on the White Nationalist scene compared to Linder, David Duke, Don Black and Eric Gliebe. This is not meant as an insult. He has done a lot of good work for White Nationalism but he was not a high value target. The government had no reason to frame him. He was half dead after surgery and had only sent out one newsletter in six months.
While the government may well have done some dirty tricks like listening to some of his phone calls to lawyers, none of this is significant. As best as I can tell, the Famous But Incompetent played this one by the book as well as the U.S. Attorney and the judge. I do accuse the U.S. Attorney of knowing that Steele is crazy. However the government is entitled to presume that a defendant is sane. The burden is upon the defendant to prove that he is insane.