Edgar Steele Update
Cyndi Steele, wife of Edgar Steele and alleged victim in the murder for hire plot the government says was hatched to kill her and her mother, announced the release of a documentary film; Witness to the Persecution – The Plot to Silence Edgar Steele which reveals many disturbing tactics used to convict her husband, whom she vigorously maintains is innocent.
The government cited money from life insurance as Mr. Steele’s motive when the couple had canceled their life insurance years before.
On July 8th, Edgar will have his first appellate hearing in Portland, Oregon before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Following the hearing, attorney Wesley Hoyt and Cyndi Steele will hold a press conference in front of the Courthouse to release to the press copies of a 2-1/2 hour video expose.
Former prosecutor Hoyt maintains that had McAllister simply challenged the obvious invalidity of the search warrant, Edgar’s case would have been dismissed. McAllister later admitted he was ineffective and blamed it on his psychological problems that caused his disbarment in June 2011 less than a month after the Steele trial ended. What the defense did not know was that McAllister had been investigated during the Steele trial and was indicted in July 2011 by the same US Government that was prosecuting Steele.
“The Government had a clear conflict of interest as it investigated Mr. McAllister in the months leading up to the Steele trial and should have demanded the defense attorney’s removal to prevent leveraging Mr. Steele’s criminal case to allow Mr. McAllister to curry favor in his own criminal case. Mr. McAllister ended up with a few months in prison, whereas his client, Mr. Steele, received 50 years. The whole case stinks,” said Hoyt.
McAllister violated a written order to have a key audio expert served with a subpoena and then lied to Mrs. Steele, who was standing by to fly the expert in, stating, “Ed didn’t want the subpoena.” A written memo of instruction from Mr. Steele to his attorney shows that he consistently demanded the audio expert be subpoenaed.
According to public records, shortly after McAllister was hired, the Government began a criminal investigation against him and combed his private law office so there is no question he knew he was the target of a government investigation.
McAllister and the government kept all this investigation secret until after Edgar was sentenced in November 2011, the Indictment was then released and McAllister went to prison.
The Steele video documentary includes court documents, transcripts, evidence, interviews with witnesses, friends and family along with examples of how the government’s own documents prove FBI perjury as well as other felonies committed by the prosecution team.
Cyndi Steele maintains that the real criminals in this case are FBI Special Agent Michael Sotka, U.S. attorney Wendy Olson, and Prosecutors Traci Whelen and Marc Hawes. In her opinion, Judge Winmill facilitated and participated in this conspiracy to illegally prosecute and convict her husband with many incorrect rulings plus an order prohibiting anyone from criticizing the government.
FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
EDGAR J. STEELE.
No. CR 10-00148 BLW