Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Cyndi Steele Holds Press Conference, Discusses Federal Frameup Of Husband Edgar Steele By Informant Larry Fairfax In Idaho

Cyndi Steele, the wife of Edgar Steele who first achieved fame by his vigorous if unsuccessful defense of the late Pastor Richard Butler in the Southern Poverty Law Center's civil suit against Aryan Nations in 2000, has taken to the public square to proclaim her husband's innocence and expose the campaign to frame Edgar Steele with the assistance of a Federal informant, Larry Fairfax. The Department of Justice is prosecuting Edgar Steele for allegedly hiring Fairfax to kill his wife and mother-in-law. Primary media story in the Spokane Spokesman-Review.

Cyndi Steele believes her husband was framed by Fairfax, that Fairfax has accomplices still at large and that her husband Edgar is in jail not for hiring a hit man to kill her, but because of what she called his "politically incorrect" views. And she says the most dangerous part of this whole thing is the bomb that was found on her car by a lube technician in Coeur d'Alene on June 15th, 2010

KXLY Channel 4 news video embedded below:

Two websites have been organized as information portals on the Edgar Steele case. The first, and most reputable:


The other website, a source of useful supplemental information, is operated by Northwest Homeland advocate Harold Covington:


The extra value Covington brings to the table is that he is an excellent broadcaster, and has done a radio show on September 16th about the latest developments on this case. The audio link is embedded below (with a written summarization HERE):

Background of Case: Edgar Steele had hired Larry Fairfax to do some handyman-type work around the Steele residence. Unknown to Steele, Fairfax was a longtime FBI informant used to gather information in both drug and “hate crime” cases. Steele had been under surveillance for several months. During work on the Steele home, Fairfax found out about a large quantity of silver and gold coins kept there. Being in debt himself, Fairfax schemed to get his hands on the loot. So he cooked up a story for the FBI about Steele allegedly offering him $25,000 to arrange the death of his wife and mother-in-law and make it look like an accident. Based on Fairfax's information, the Feds raided Steele's home on June 11th, 2010, in the process ripping up floorboards and tearing out wall partitions before hauling away a large amount of silver, gold and other valuables. This, of course, is designed to cripple Steele's ability to hire a competitive defense. Both Cyndi Steele and her mother have sworn out affidavits in defense of Edgar Steele:

-- Read Cyndi Steele's affidavit HERE.

-- Read Jacquanette Kunzman's affidavit HERE.

Edgar Steele is currently in the Spokane County Jail. His 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.

Until a serious illness late in 2009, Edgar Steele regularly shared his points of view on two websites, ConspiracyPenPal and NickelRant. He's authored a book entitled "Defensive Racism". However, the Steele family needs help to mount an effective defense. Cyndi Steele asks the public to please make contribution checks/money orders payable to:

The Edgar Steele Defense Fund
P.O. Box 1255
Sagle, Idaho 83860

(Funds will be held in an attorney’s trust account.) Or, go online and donate by credit card and through PayPal at:



Anonymous said...

No, you made a mistake. When Edgar Steele was arrested there was nothing said about bombs. The government said Fairfax was hired to make the deaths look like an accident. The bomb on the car was only revealed by chance, after Edgar's arrest. Then, Larry Fairfax admitted he had placed it there and had "forgotten" to tell the FBI.

Deseret Dawg said...

Looking back at some of the older media stories, particularly a June 22nd Bonner County Daily Bee story, it looks like you are correct. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.