JOHN DOE #2 IDENTIFIED: BUT CAN WE GET THE FBI TO ARREST HIM?
THE STORY OF THE EVENTS THAT WILL EXPOSE
THE OKLAHOMA CITY BOMBING TRUTH
THE FIRST ALABAMA CAVALRY REGIMENT
JOHN DOE #2 IDENTIFIED; BUT CAN WE GET THE FBI TO ARREST HIM?
4 August 1996
"THE CONTINUING SAGA OF COMMANDER PEDRO AND THE LOST PLANET ARYANS..."
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The Philadelphia Inquirer
City & Region
Wednesday, July 31, 1996
Northeast man to admit Midwest heists Kevin McCarthy, 19, will also testify against others. Holdup proceeds allegedly were for right-wing groups.
By Mark Fazlollah
INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A Northeast Philadelphia man who helped rob banks across the Midwest, allegedly to finance right-wing groups, has agreed to plead guilty to federal robbery charges and testify against his accomplices.
Kevin McCarthy, 19, a member of the self-styled Aryan Republican Army, testified Monday in federal court in Columbus, Ohio, that he had participated in a series of heists with Scott A. Stedeford, an Ardmore native, and Peter Langan of Columbus.
McCarthy, who was living with his grandmother in the Bustleton section before his May arrest, said he had signed an agreement to plead guilty to robbery and related charges in a case involving about 20 stickups across seven states between November 1993 and last December.
Prosecutors say McCarthy, Stedeford and Langan all espoused the overthrow of the U.S. government and planned to use part of their $200,000 booty to finance white supremacist groups. They said that McCarthy, as part of his plea agreement, has promised to testify against the others.
A fourth man, Richard Guthrie, 38, of Iowa, was arrested in the same case and also had negotiated a plea agreement. Guthrie was found hanged in his Kentucky jail cell three weeks ago. His death was ruled a suicide.
Stedeford, 27, a commercial artist, rock musician and Haverford High School graduate, had been living in Camden before his arrest in May. He was not at Monday's hearing.
His lawyer declined comment, as did Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert E. Goldman, who is leading the Phila delphia end of the investigation. McCarthy testified Monday that he was introduced to Langan, the alleged leader of the robbers, in 1994 by right-wing leader Mark Thomas of Berks County at a restaurant near the Oklahoma-Arkansas state line. During the meeting, McCarthy testified, Langan boasted that he already had robbed 12 banks.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Robyn Jones, who is handling the government's case in Colombus, said McCarthy, also a rock musician, did not say whether Thomas was involved in any discussion about robberies.
An FBI statement submitted early in the court proceedings had quoted Guthrie as saying that he was introduced to Stedeford by Thomas, who has been active in organizing Nazi and Aryan Nation rallies at his farm southwest of Allentown.
In an interview yesterday, Thomas said that any introductions he may have made were simply social, ``not to engage in any criminal activity,'' and that he had no knowledge of McCarthy's criminal activities. He accused the government of trying to silence opposition.
"That's how the government works, it offers people different kinds of deals,'' Thomas said. ``The government has long worked to silence voices that are in opposition to it. In Russia, 20 years ago, it was done directly. Here it's done by proxy."
Thomas, 44, said McCarthy lived for several months on his Berks County property about three years ago. According to McCarthy's grandmother, Thomas helped McCarthy gain entry to a right-wing Christian community in eastern Oklahoma. Thomas has denied this.
The hearing Monday focused on a motion by Langan's lawyer to suppress evidence in the case. Stedeford is not a defendant in the Columbus case but is scheduled to stand trial in separate proceedings in Iowa, where he is accused of participating in robberies.
During his testimony, McCarthy provided some details on the operation of the gang. He said it was a mistake by Guthrie -- allowing a used-car dealer to photocopy his phony driver's license when he tried to buy a getaway car -- that eventually led the FBI to him.
Then Guthrie, who pleaded guilty to federal bank robbery charges nine days before his death, gave the FBI the information it needed to arrest Stedeford, McCarthy and Langan.
Philadelphia Online -- The Philadelphia Inquirer, City & Region
Copyright Wednesday, July 31, 1996
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