FREE PRESS * September 20 & 27, 10 * Issue 38/39
CONSPIRACY FACT with PAT SHANNAN
Steel's `Intended Victims'
Thwart Accuser's Release
By Pat Shannan
to be indicted by a grand jury, a shady character named
Larry Fairfax had agreed in late August to a plea bargain
with federal prosecutors in exchange for his courtroom
testimony against patriot-activist attorney Edgar Steele
in Idaho on Nov. 1. The federal ploy was thwarted, however,
when both Steele’s wife, Cyndi, and her mother filed
separate affidavits with the court challenging the action
with claims that their lives were still in danger because
an unnamed accomplice still on the loose had not been
a plea bargain was but a slap on the wrist for Fairfax,
according to Mrs. Steele and her mother, who believe that
Steele was innocent from the start.
49, is Steele’s former handyman who claims he secretly
recorded various incriminating conversations from November
2009 until June of this year when FBI agents converged
on the Steele home and arrested the high-profile lawyer
on charges of “murder for hire” of his wife
and mother-in-law (who lives out of state).
documents said Fairfax would plead guilty on Sept. 7,
2010 to one count of possession of an unregistered “firearm,”
and a count of making a “firearm” in violation
of the National Firearms Act. The “firearm”
in this case was a large metal pipe bomb, which was found
under Cyndi Steele’s vehicle during an oil change.
counts carry a possible 10-year prison sentence, but the
final results were to remain pending until the Steele
trial is over.
say that Fairfax has been a longtime federal informant
in drug cases.
the motions filed by Mrs. Steele and her mother showed
many flaws in the case, particularly that of the unnamed
suspect still running free whom they want exposed and
arrested, and the court has postponed any further decision
on the matter until Oct. 7.
the 14-page plea agreement may have to be rewritten and
renegotiated, its existence creates a mine- field of facts
and-or deception that prosecutors must now walk through
while preparing any new agreement.
documents allege that Edgar Steele also had Fairfax put
a pipe bomb under Steele’s own vehicle that he could
set off, providing him with an alibi after the other pipe
bomb exploded under his wife’s vehicle.
first device did not explode, and Fairfax alleges that
Steele demanded an explanation as to why the plan did
claims that he and the unidentified individual drove to
Oregon to check whether the pipe bomb was still on her
vehicle. They didn’t see it and returned to Idaho
assuming it had fallen off. Fairfax said he then removed
the other device from Edgar Steele’s vehicle.
supporters are highly skeptical of this, wondering how
the first bomb could have gotten back on Mrs. Steele’s
SUV after both Ed Steele and Larry Fairfax were already
in jail. The logical assumption— that it was later
installed by the unnamed partner traveling with Fairfax—may
have forced the prosecutors into the corner of having
to expose an informant that the FBI would prefer to keep
was four days after both Steele and Fairfax had been jailed
that Cyndi Steele, en route to the federal courthouse
for her husband’s arraignment, stopped for an oil
change in Coeur d’Alene, where employees at a lube
station discovered the pipe bomb.
she had gone straight to the courthouse instead, the telescopes
and mirrors at the parking lot would have discovered the
bomb, and Cyndi Steele would be in jail right now,”
her attorney told this AMERICAN FREE PRESS writer by telephone.
testimony during a detention hearing for Fairfax in June,
it was revealed that Fairfax was the alleged hit man,
and that he had cooperated as an informant who told authorities
about Mr. Steele’s alleged murder-for-hire plot.
FBI agents testified that Fairfax wore a hidden recording
device in meetings with Steele.
maintains his innocence, saying that none of this plotting
ever actually happened and the recordings have been created
through hi-tech manipulations that have him “saying”
threatening words spoken by what sounds like him. This
writer has interviewed current officers and former agents
who have confirmed that not only does this science exist,
but that the FBI has used it in the past.
the point of view of Mrs. Steele’s legal counsel,
for any new plea agreement to be acceptable to her, the
FBI must first identify and arrest the unknown accomplice
before the Oct. 7 hearing.
to AMERICAN FREE PRESS for more breaking developments
on this story—all but ignored or completely suppressed
by the mainstream media.
Shannon is a contributing editor to American
newspaper. He is also the author
of several videos and books including One
in a Million: An IRS Travesty
Rode With Tupper
, detailing Shannan’s
experiences with Tupper Saussy when the American
dissident was on the run in the 1980s. Both
are available from FIRST AMEND-MENT BOOKS for
(Issue #38/39, September 20 & 27, 2010, AMERICAN
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