Over a nine-day span in May of 2011, AFP’s Dave Gahary conducted a series of prison telephone interviews with Edgar J. Steele, which took place a few weeks after his guilty verdict.
Stored for years in the AFP tape vault, these never-before-heard recordings offer a rare peek into the man many of you have come to know, respect and admire. Ed recounts his mistreatment by his captors, the incongruence of the charges and his undying love for his wife.
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Edgar Steele (July 5, 1945 – September 4, 2014) was an author and trial lawyer who has tried cases throughout the West Coast, being admitted to California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, several Federal District and special courts and the U.S. Supreme Court.
He graduated from the University of Washington with a BA, then served four years in the U.S. Coast Guard, first aboard ships, then as the Commanding Officer of an East China Sea island LORAN Station.
Edgar graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with an MBA, then worked in a succession of financial executive positions for corporations, including the Controllership of two companies.
He graduated from the UCLA School of Law, worked briefly for a small law firm in the San Francisco Bay Area, then struck off on his own.
His law practice is noteworthy for cases that test the limits of constitutional law on behalf of politically-incorrect clients.
Edgar published a weekly commentary via the Internet, interspersing observations on the state of American society and politics with reports about aspects of the higher-profile cases he is handling. Free subscriptions are available at www.ConspiracyPenPal.com.
Though Edgar spoke infrequently in public, he appeared on virtually every national TV network news program and been interviewed repeatedly for Today, Good Morning America, The Early Show, Fox News, Dateline, NBC Nightly News, Court TV (which devoted a full week of broadcasting to one of Edgar’s trials recently), Geraldo and CNN, as well as countless local television news programs and radio talk shows throughout America, in connection with both his writing and the high-profile cases he has handled.
He made his home in Northern Idaho on a working horse ranch.
Edgar wanted it known that he, himself, was exceedingly politically incorrect.