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Old April 21st, 2011 #1441
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Edgar Steele, Neo-Nazi Attorney Accused of Trying to Kill His Wife, Has Ban Lifted on Jailhouse Visits . . . From His Wife
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If neo-Nazi windbag attorney Edgar Steele really tried to have his wife killed, then the couple certainly seems to have made amends. Cyndi Steele, the alleged would-be victim, is a big fan of visiting her hubby in the clink. But until now, she hasn't been able to. The AP reports today that U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill has approved a request by Mrs. Steele to visit her possibly murderous husband, under the condition that the visits be monitored.

Prosecutors say that Mr. Steele hired a hit man to put a bomb under his wife's car. The bomb was found when Mrs. Steele brought her car in for an oil change; her husband was subsequently arrested, along with Larry Fairfax, the alleged hit man.

Fairfax claims he put the bomb under the car, per Mr. Steele's instructions, but that he disabled the explosive in an attempt to screw his contractor out of the hit money . The motive for Steele wanting to kill his wife is supposedly so he could skip town with a Ukrainian girlfriend.

Mr. Steele made his name first as an attorney for controversial clients like the Aryan Nations. Later he came out as a full-on Nazi, posting racist rants on his blog and advocating for a pure-white society. Mr. Steele and his supporters claim that he's being targeted by the government over his beliefs. His wife obviously counts herself as one of those supporters.
This "reporter", "Curtis Cartier" says that Ed Steele "came out as a full-on Nazi", but that's not true at all. On Ed Steele's VOR radio program (in a debate with John De Nugent) he strongly verbally attacked John De Nugent for supporting National Socialism. If I recall correctly, Ed Steele was philosophically strongly opposed to the highly centralized National Socialist governmental scheme. It is absolutely amazing how people tolerate the bearing of false witness in this country. If there is a God, will he not destroy such liars?
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Old April 21st, 2011 #1442
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I speak for many on here who are a long way from Boise Idaho when I thank you for keeping us informed on Ed's progress. I note you are coming around to the view that he lost his mental acuity after his coronary episodes and may indeed have even ordered that pissant Fairfax to fit a bomb under his wife's vehicle. Is that your view?
I am over 1,000 miles from Boise myself in Las Vegas. Steele's two letters to me can only be explained by a loss of mental faculties. I have posted one of them earlier. Any surgery on the ascending aorta (goes to the brain) or use of a heart pump subjects the patient to hundreds of microscopic strokes which can affect very subtle brain functions. I have made a detailed post on this several months back. I am not a shrink but my guess is that the risk/reward center in his brain has been severely damaged.

If so, this left him open to exploitation by the long time scumbag government informant Fairfax. There are whole tribes of Negroes in the woodpiles of both sides of this case. One of these NITWP is explaining what the scumbag Fairfax was doing on Steele's property in the first place. From reading between the lines, it appears to me that the government's case is a solid one, although somewhat of a laughing stock.

An example is Steele supposedly offering Fairfax the proceeds from a $100,000 life insurance on his wife that she claims never existed. From all of the Judenpresse and Cyndi's interviews, it seems likely to me that Steele did most or all of the acts attributed to him by the government. This makes it no less of an entrapment however. You don't have to be sane to be entrapped. It would have been impossible to entrap Steele under normal conditions.

Of course, Steele would have never done anything like this if he was in his right mind. If he was going to be with his girlfriend, he would simply have disappeared one day with his 3,000 ounces of silver and been on the next flight to the Ukraine.
 
Old April 21st, 2011 #1443
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It sounds like that the tapes are of better quality than Cyndi described them to be. Money spent on these experts has now been pissed away, just like attorney fees in the Chester Doles trial. This is the first description of Steele's appearance and demeanor for a long time. There is a post at http://www.free-edgar-steele.com/?p=263#more-263 on this which is largely obsolete.
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April 21, 2011 in Idaho
Setback for Steele’s bid to challenge FBI tapes
Betsy Z. Russell The Spokesman-Review

BOISE - Edgar Steele’s defense won’t be able to call two expert witnesses it lined up to question the authenticity of FBI tapes of Steele talking with Larry Fairfax about an alleged murder-for-hire plot against Steele’s wife, Cyndi, a federal judge in Boise ruled Thursday.

The testimony and expertise from one proposed expert was unreliable, U.S. District Judge Lynn Winmill found, and the qualifications and testimony of the second were irrelevant, at least at this point.

Steele, a self-described “attorney for the damned” who’s represented clients including the Aryan Nations, goes to trial on Tuesday on four felony charges related to an alleged murder-for-hire plot to kill his wife and mother-in-law; he faces up to 30 years in prison.

Cyndi Steele’s lawyer, Wesley Hoyt, is the one who contacted the proposed experts and sent them the FBI tapes. “Mrs. Steele believes that the tapes were manipulated,” he said after the judge’s ruling Thursday. “The victim is totally supporting the accused. She believes in his innocence.”

The case began last June when Fairfax told the FBI Steele had hired him to kill his wife and mother-in-law, and paid him $10,000 in silver coins plus $400 in travel expenses to Oregon, where Steele’s mother-in-law lives, plus a promise of another $125,000. A week later, Cyndi Steele took her car in for an oil change and workers found a pipe bomb attached to its underside.

Fairfax pleaded guilty to federal weapons charges in October and is in jail awaiting sentencing; he could get up to 10 years in prison.

Steele, wearing a bright-orange Ada County Jail-issue sweatshirt and scrubs, sat silently through the day-and-a-half pretrial hearing Wednesday and Thursday, speaking only in whispers to his lawyers.

Dennis Walsh, a former New York City detective who said his opinion was that the tapes had been edited, wasn’t qualified to offer that opinion, Winmill ruled. “I just have to conclude he does not have the background and experience,” the judge said, ruling from the bench.

Prosecutors questioned inflated claims on Walsh’s resume, noted that key portions of his report duplicated the report from the other proposed expert witness verbatim, and pointed out that Walsh had no education or certification as a forensic examiner.

Plus, an electronics engineer and certified forensic examiner for the FBI reviewed Walsh’s work and reached opposite conclusions. “There were no signs of tampering,” FBI forensic examiner Dave Snyder, who works at the agency’s Quantico, Va. lab, told the court. “We didn’t feel that their conclusions were accurate.”

A second expert witness, George Papcun, who holds a PhD in acoustic phonetics, testified that he examined the recordings and found unexplained anomalies that could have been triggered by editing, or by other factors including electronic glitches. “This recording does not contain what was being picked up and only that,” Papcun told the court. But he said he wouldn’t use the term “suspicious,” because a variety of factors could have caused the glitches he observed.

Papcun, whose was long employed by the Los Alamos National Laboratory and whose resume shows work on the Jon Benet Ramsey trial, work on recordings for Paula Abdul and work for the Associated Press on the O.J. Simpson trial, said he spent less than a day examining the recordings, which he termed “of poor quality.”

Snyder, who said the recordings were made on a device that’s been standard for the FBI since the 1990s, called them “very clear” and said, “I felt that it was of fair quality.”

He said when he tested the recordings in their original format, he found no anomalies. When he used the uncertified, Russian-made testing program that Walsh used, he found anomalies similar to those cited by Walsh, but Snyder said the program is unreliable - and that’s why the FBI doesn’t use it.

Steele’s attorney, Robert McAllister of Englewood, Colo., told the court, “The government has the burden of establishing authenticity.”

But Winmill said the way that’s normally done is by having people whose voices are on the tape testify as to whether they accurately represent what was said - and that’s something Fairfax can testify about in the trial. If questions arise during that process, he said, it’s possible that Papcun’s analysis of the tapes could become relevant and he could then be allowed to testify.

But short of those questions, the judge said, Papcun’s testimony about the quality of the tape being impacted by one of many possible factors wouldn’t satisfy legal standards for expert witnesses regarding “whether it’s helpful to the jury - which really is the court’s central concern.”

Winmill said any value from Papcun’s testimony at this point would be outweighed by “confusion of the issues and potential of misleading the jury.”
 
Old April 22nd, 2011 #1444
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Gee, at the price of Dental Work these days I wonder if Fairfax who must be a good guy as he helps people when they are recovering from a near death heart attack and surgery twice got his new choppers yet ?
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Old April 23rd, 2011 #1445
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Gee, at the price of Dental Work these days I wonder if Fairfax who must be a good guy as he helps people when they are recovering from a near death heart attack and surgery twice got his new choppers yet ?
It would be smart for the government to wait until he gets out of jail before they give him new teeth. They might have to do it all over again. Informants live dangerously.
 
Old April 23rd, 2011 #1446
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This should have been posted earlier but I missed it. Note how Cyndi is trying to spin the mental health issue. This is incompatible with the theory that her husband was framed. This is another mention of the possible testimony of a fellow inmate of Steele and Fairfax.
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A judge will review evidence in the Edgar Steele murder-for-hire case at a hearing Wednesday in Boise.

Federal prosecutors are concerned about reports from two defense experts that they say are repetitive and lack the substance needed to be admitted at trial, which is set to begin with jury selection next Tuesday in Boise. One report is a “copy and paste” of the other, prosecutors say.

Trial was to begin March 7, but prosecutors wanted defense expert Dr. George Papcun excluded from trial, and U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill said he couldn't issue a ruling then. Prosecutors then joined in the defense motion to continue trial, leading to the delay.

Winmill said he would review Papcun's report at the evidence hearing. On March 17, defense filed an expert notice for Dennis Walsh, but prosecutors say Walsh's report is identical to Papcun's report. They've asked for Walsh's testimony to be excluded or for him to provide “a more full report,” accoridng to court documents.

Winmill is to consider those issues on Wednesday.

In a memorandum filed Monday, prosecutors cited case law that says courts “may conclude that there is simply too great an analytical gap between the data and the opinion proffered” and exclude testimony.

They said neither Papcun nor Walsh submitted reports that indicate their testimony will be based on sufficient facts or reliable principals. “Interestingly, the opinion provided in George Papcun's report seems to have been “cut and pasted” into Dennis Walsh's report verbatim,” according to the memo.

The reports say the recordings, which investigators say show Steele discussing the murder plot with hitman-turned-FBI-informant Larry Fairfax, are unreliable and “do not accurately reflect the sounds and conversations that actually occurred.”

But prosecutors say they do not offer details. “The experts unsupported opinion that the voices on the recordings are dubbed or do not belong to Steele is designed to confuse the jury,” accoridng to the memo.

Steele's lawyers, Gary Amendola and Robert McAllister, were not immediately available for comment.

Steele was to undergo a mental health examination last week in Boise at the request of prosecutors. His wife, Cyndi Steele (left), said he will not be presenting an insanity defense, rather, Steele's lawyers will argue that he was under the influence of medication and could have been easily influenced and manipulated by Fairfax.

Those expected to testify for the defense include Daryl James Hollingsworth (right), a Bonner County Jail inmate who recently pleaded guilty to aggravated assault. Hollingsworth may have had contact with Steele and/or Fairfax while in jail.
 
Old April 23rd, 2011 #1447
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Question, will Mr. Steel get a White Jury ?



I mean White.



Boise in the 1980's did not have a Congoid History museum as Congoids had Zero history there end of story.


Boise had no HolyCost museum in the 1980's either.


Boise State college of the 1980's had a lovely bike/walking path along the river, no perverts, rapes or African's nor other third World freak Refugee's on the dole.

Near by Caldwell, and Napa did have Messycans working the wine orchard and beef business though.

Boise did have strident hard core leftist and IMO good sized joo cadre' whose income was mysterious to me, and were always in the health store quoting "''The white race is the cancer of human history'' said by Susan Sontag " or complaining about Boise being too White and evil.


My quess would be if he got a jury of all White's 100 or over that I.Q. mark he would be aquited IMO.

Boise does have a large Mormon population, and many have served in the regime NKVD force's so this case will be interesting to see its outcome.

IMO a White jury even if prejudiced against Mr. Steel would aquit him based on the time lines and story of his health tragedie's, because the star witness is a fatty and is maybe not to bright nor stable.

I would also guess that the witness will be preped for the trial like he is going for a final week exam in school.
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Old April 23rd, 2011 #1448
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Ingri Cassel is one of Steele's colleagues and the first to visit him in jail. She is quite level headed and worthy of careful attention.
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Ingri Cassel’s recount of a chat with Mr. Steele, re: Boise expert witness review, 4/20/2011
2011 APRIL 23

I am going to do my best to summarize what Edgar just related to me regarding the 8-hour hearing that took place in federal court in Boise April 20-21.

The Daubert hearing (Federal Rule 702) was specifically a hearing to determine whether the expert witnesses for the defense would be admissible in court during Edgar Steele’s upcoming trial. Two expert witnesses for the defense who have analyzed the audio tapes the prosecution is using to indict Edgar Steele were examined for their credentials and if their evidence will be deemed admissible during the trial.

The first expert witness is George Papcun, PhD. His web site http://soundevidence.com has a list of his credentials. The judge ruled that, while his credentials qualified him as an expert, his analysis of the tapes was not relevant because no evidence from the defense had been presented that raised any suspicion that the tapes had been altered.

The second expert witness is Dennis Walsh. A website with his credentials is found here http://www.jurispro.com/DENNISWALSH. The judge ruled that Mr. Walsh did not have the necessary credentials to testify. What Walsh has discovered during his analysis is that there are 351 electronic transients in the audiotapes of June 9 and June 10. These “transients” show places on the tapes where there have been alterations or editing, with obvious quality of sound changes, etc.

Although the prosecution brought forth their own expert witnesses regarding the audiotapes, it will not be necessary to use them at trial since, after today’s ruling, the jury will hear the indicting audio tapes and there will be NO questioning as to their authenticity.

This is a HUGE blow for the defense so it is imperative that we do what we can to let people know exactly what is happening with the railroading of Edgar Steele on FBI fabricated evidence. Keep an eye on the Spokesman-Review and the Idaho Statesman for articles that slant what really happened at this hearing and be prepared to blog back and/or write a letter to the editor to correct the record. Betsy Russell was the reporter for the Spokesman-Review at the hearing, so her story will likely be printed in tomorrow’s paper.

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Old April 23rd, 2011 #1449
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I found this in Steele's local paper which should have been posted long ago.
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Return purloined assets to Steele and his family
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I don’t know if attorney Edgar Steele is guilty of murder-for-hire or not, but something smells about the way this case has unfolded so far.

Mr. Steele is held without bail and without access to his financial resources which he sorely needs to mount a proper defense. Though innocent until he confesses or is found guilty at trial, he is vilified as being an “Aryan Nation attorney,” a “racist,” and a “white supremacist.” His wife Cyndi, one of the intended victims in this mess, is bullied and intimidated by the FBI, treated with derision by the prosecutor, and has her concerns ignored by the prosecutor and even the court.

On the other hand, the case started with federal informant and confessed pipe bomber Larry Fairfax’s convoluted and improbable stories and actions. He is portrayed as the “good guy.” He is, inexplicably, grossly undercharged and is then allowed to cop a “sweetheart” plea-bargain deal. Finally, Fairfax’s known and named accomplice(s) and co-conspirator(s) are for some mysterious reason not even arrested or charged.

Is there something wrong with this picture? We all want our legal/justice system to operate effectively and even-handedly. We taxpayers are paying good money to these federal employees; we have the right to demand that they do their jobs properly and competently. Let’s start in this case by: returning all purloined assets to the Steele’s account; completely lifting the no-contact order as Mrs. Steele has requested; and arresting and prosecuting Fairfax’s accomplice(s).

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Old April 24th, 2011 #1450
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I just want to say (I think, again) that I appreciate what Donald E. Pauly has done in this thread.

I know he's taken some heat from certain quarters because he's been a critical supporter of Steele, rather than an "our guy, right or wrong" type.

There's no doubt in my mind that Edgar Steele has been framed and is suffering political persecution. The premise for the government's case is absurd in the extreme.

Steele is also, apparantly, an unwell man. In my opinion, the ADL, SPLC, and DoJ have behaved like predators on the African savanna--choosing the weakest of their enemies to attack.

That's what I think at this time. And I still support Ed Steele.

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Old April 24th, 2011 #1451
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Thanks for the kind words. My first reaction was that Steele was framed. Bit by bit however, the weight of the evidence convinces me that he was entrapped as the result of serious brain damage from his aorta surgery. I fear that the government is not bluffing about having letters to the supposed Ukranian girlfriend and other corroborating evidence.

There are entire tribes of Negroes in the woodpiles of both sides of this case and they will not come out until trial . It does us no good to bury our heads in the ground like the proverbial ostrich. This tale is a tragedy from start to finish and a loser for both sides.

It is good for readers to go over the two or three of Steele's letters which have been posted here and you will see what I mean. My conclusions do not diminish the fact that Fairfax is a world class scumbag . He is one of the blackest Negroes in the government's woodpile. If the government had any decency, they would dismiss this case with prejudice and let Cyndi give her man the care that he needs.
 
Old April 25th, 2011 #1452
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Unforntunately and it is more than likely that Steele will not get a fair trial. He is another incident of false accusations in which false material evidence has been placed against him, including a pipe bomb. Where have we seen or heard about a pipe bomb involved before?

SPLC and the other jewish organizations pay no federal taxes and are able to have the FBI working for them. How is it that non-profit organizations get away with having the FBI working for them? Morris Dees (a biased civil rights attorney) is the #1 person who continues to bust any person who believes in White nationalism , and he does it in a way in which he is never caught or brought forth.

I have no doubt he is very much involved, directly and/or indirectly however not the only one, in these latest scenarios. He is the #1 person who instigates the apprehension of anyone he wishes to bring forth in criminal charges and it doesn't matter how he does it; just so it looks real.

Until he and his ilk are investigated, exposed and prosecuted, this will continue to no end.
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Since Mr. Linder flushed all the trolls down the toilet almost every post has been thoughtful and honest on this thread about a desprately weird 1984 NKVD/STASI political show trial against Mr. Steel IMO.

Yes, I agree with a another poster that it would appear the judge could of upchucked this case down the drain, but no one here knows what the judge's position is in this case.

Let US hope the judge is truly open minded and not any thing else for the sake of the Steel family.

As for the special witness or what ever he was called, ten years years is a LONG time watching and spying on some one WHO has not comitted any crime, that I have read of here.

Not even the insane trolls in the start of the thread last June stated any such thing, as all they could do was call him a bad man etc.

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Ten years is a long time. If Steele is such a criminal that the Zionist/Mossad connected jewish organizations want him to be, Steele would have committed a crime long before the 10 years.

It would not surprise me in the least, the Zionist regime caused Steele's heart condition or tried to snuff him in order to speed things along by tainting his food/water, making it look like a natural occurrance. They were obviously worried that Steele with his elitist education and his abundance of silver/money (however much or little he was worth) and his knowledge on jews would form a powerful nationalist party.

The jews have to make sure no White nationalist gains power in any shape or form nor any Whites in general. I believe that this quasi Mossad operation they have going on, using the FBI name or using a small group of FBI misfits to help them carry out their operation to plant false evidence is the same sort of M.O. to bring politicians, under duress, to support jews and their Israeli/Mossad tactics.
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April 20, 2011 in Idaho
Edgar Steele trial drew volunteer jurors
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BOISE - When a federal court prepared to select a jury in Coeur d’Alene last month to try former Aryan Nations lawyer Edgar Steele on charges including murder for hire, the court got a rare surprise: Some folks showed up and tried to volunteer.

Steele now is scheduled to go to trial in Boise on Tuesday. At a hearing Wednesday on pre-trial issues, U.S. District Judge Lynn Winmill said , “There was a rather unusual event in Coeur d’Alene - several individuals showed up and wanted to volunteer to be on the jury.” Winmill said he’s never seen that happen in all his years of judicial service. “It was rather odd,” he said. So when jury selection starts in Boise on Tuesday, the judge said, court personnel have been instructed to not admit any prospective volunteers.

Steele faces up to 30 years in federal prison on four felony charges related to an alleged murder-for-hire plot to kill his wife and mother-in-law.
 
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Murder for hire trial set to start in Boise

By: REBECCA BOONE 04/24/11 4:38 PM

A northern Idaho attorney who spent his career representing white supremacists and other unpopular defendants will stand trial himself on Tuesday, charged with trying to hire a hit man to kill his wife and mother-in-law.

But Edgar J. Steele is not without his own circle of support. His wife, Cyndi Steele, has said her husband is innocent and has been framed by the government because they wanted to silence him. A website called Free Edgar Steele claims to have raised more than $118,000 for his defense.

Videos supporting him have been posted on YouTube — including one that shows pictures of Steele and his family interspersed with images of police dragging away a prone Statute of Liberty and the U.S. Constitution going up in flames. A handful of Coeur d'Alene residents were apparently so interested in the case that they volunteered to serve as jurors when the trial was originally scheduled to begin last month.

Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill turned the volunteers away and rescheduled the trial for April 26 to give the attorneys more time to prepare. The judge also moved the trial to Boise, where he hoped to get a better jury pool, and instructed court personnel there to turn away any new volunteer jurors, Steele's attorney Gary Amendola said.

Steele is just anxiously waiting for the trial to begin, Amendola said.

"He's been in jail since June 12th of last year and that's a long time for him to spend in jail waiting for his day in court," Amendola said. "The uncertainty is horrible on Edgar and it's horrible on his family — because it's with him every minute of every day."

Federal prosecutors say Steele hired a hit man to kill his wife and mother-in-law by strapping a bomb under their car — and that he hoped the deaths would look like an accidental car crash so he could get a big insurance payout. They say Cyndi Steele's death would have freed Edgar Steele to pursue his romantic interest in a woman in Eukraine.

Larry Fairfax, the man accused of being the hit man, told federal agents in June about the alleged plot but neglected to tell them that he'd already planted a pipe bomb under Cyndi Steele's car. Workers at an auto shop found the bomb when she went for an oil change and called police. In an agreement with prosecutors, Fairfax pleaded guilty to possessing an unregistered firearm and to making a firearm in violation of the National Firearms Act.

Jurors in the case will likely hear tapes played that prosecutors say contain recordings of Steele talking with Fairfax about killing his wife.

Steele, meanwhile, maintains the tapes are fabricated and just part of the government scheme to frame him. Jurors may not get to hear very much about that, however — the judge ruled that Steele's attorneys won't be able to call one expert witness they hoped would debunk the tapes because the judge believed his expertise was unreliable. Winmill also ruled that the testimony of another potential expert for the defense was irrelevant to the case, and unless that changes the second expert won't be called to the stand either.

Jury selection is set to being Tuesday morning.
 
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They will play the audio tapes for the jury and they will ask Steele if he said whatever was on the tapes - if he testifies. If no expert is admitted to evaluate the tapes that is a fixing of the whole trial.

This one smells like a setup from day one.
They are moving the case to a different area – away from Northern Idaho – because they are searching for a different set of jury members.
I would not be surprised if they loaded the jury with the dependents of the government. Hopefully the court case of Ruby Ridge will be repeated.
 
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Yesterday, I mailed $150.00 to Edgar's wife, Cyndi. (George T's money). I urge others to send what they can afford to:

Edgar Steele Defense Fund
PO Box 1255,
Sagle, Idaho 83860

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http://www.ktvb.com/news/crime/Murde...120572514.html

Jury selection begins in murder-for-hire trial

by Associated Press
KTVB.COM
Posted on April 24, 2011 at 2:51 PM
Updated today at 11:57 AM

BOISE -- Attorneys are whittling a pool of 65 potential jurors down to just 16 people in the trial of an Idaho attorney charged with hiring a hitman to kill his wife.

Jury selection began Tuesday morning at the U.S. District Court in Boise, The Spokesman-Review reports. Sixty-five-year-old Edgar J. Steele, an attorney from northern Idaho, faces at least 30 years in prison if convicted of the most serious charge -- possession of a destructive device in relation to a crime of violence.

Federal prosecutors say Steele hired another man to kill his wife and mother-in-law because he was hoping for an insurance policy payout and because he wanted a relationship with another woman. Steele's supporters maintain he's been framed by the government because he's represented unpopular clients, including the Aryan Nations.
 
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