Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Edgar Steele's Wife Cyndi Objects To Proposed "Sweetheart" Plea Deal For Federal Informant Larry Fairfax

A proposed plea deal for Federal informant Larry Fairfax was temporarily derailed at a court hearing on September 7th, 2010. Under the proposed deal, Fairfax would plead guilty to one count of possession of an unregistered firearm and one count of making a firearm in violation of the National Firearms Act; each count carries a maximum 10-year sentence, although under Federal sentencing guidelines, he could receive as little as 18 months. The hearing has been postponed until Thursday September 9th.

The first reason the deal has stalled is because Fairfax was reluctant to acknowledge that the pipe bomb he’s accused of placing under Cyndi Steele's car could have exploded. However, the other reason is that Cyndi Steele filed an affidavit in U.S. District Court objecting to the proposed deal with Fairfax. The affidavit signed by Cyndi Steele, along with a similar one signed by her mother, Jacquanette Kunzman, claim Fairfax’s accomplices in the murder plot remain at large. Allowing Fairfax to plead guilty as charged would leave him no incentive to help investigators arrest the others, nor, for that matter, an incentive for investigators to pursue any other leads.

-- Read Cyndi Steele's affidavit HERE.

-- Read Jacquanette Kunzman's affidavit HERE.

The Free Edgar Steele website provides even more background about this newest development. Harold Covington has his own Free Edgar Steele blog HERE.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Traci Whelan, who is prosecuting the case, said in court Tuesday that Cyndi Steele has made it clear she does not wish to communicate with federal prosecutors regarding the case. Whelan also questioned whether Cyndi Steele wrote the affidavit and said she anticipates an investigation into how the affidavits came to be drafted. Whelan claims the documents contain statements set up to bolster Mr. Steele’s defense. Throughout the entire process, Whelan has sought to stymie any efforts by Cyndi Steele to help her husband, even going so far as to bar contact between Cyndi and her husband. Whelan even accused Edgar Steele of violating a no-contact order by addressing an envelope to his daughter but including a birthday card prosecutors say was written to Cyndi Steele.

Larry Fairfax remains in custody at the Bonner County Jail, while Edgar Steele is in the Spokane County Jail. Steele's trial is set for November 1st in front of Chief U.S. District Court Judge B. Lynn Winmill in Coeur d’Alene, on charges of use of interstate commerce for the commission of murder for hire, use of explosive material to commit a federal felony, and possession of a destructive device in relation to a crime of violence and tampering with a victim.


Anonymous said...

When are we going to get back to kicking in the head Nigger fucker Jeff Schoep? The people demand it!


Fuck a nigger-fucker you become a nigger-fucker!

Anonymous said...

Yes, Jeff Schoep is the devil himself.

Anonymous said...

ENOUGH! I never thought I'd say this...Jim Ramm, if you are what a closeted homosexual acts like, then do us all a favor and come out. Go find a boyfriend. Get all your queer scorn for Jeff Scheop out on someone else. Like maybe another homosexual. Everybody is either beyond it or sick of hearing it. Jeff Schoep is only an obstacle to you, nobody else. Fuck off!

Anonymous said...

A deal to testify against the government's target, Edgar Steele, without even disclosing and arresting his co conspirator (whoever went with Fairfax to check out Steele's mother in law). Even the proposed charge sounds funny, a "firearm", a bomb is a "firearm" ? Something is very gefilte fishy.