THE JOHN DOE TIMES
Volume 5, No. 1
16 March 1997
IN THIS ISSUE:
- DESPERATE FEDS SCREW UP AND INDICT CAROL HOWE.
- CAROL HOWE, POLITICAL PRISONER?
- FBI SNITCH RICHARD SCHRUM RAISES HIS WEASELY HEAD AGAIN-- DOING THE BIDDING
OF THE PROSECUTION TEAM?
- "I'M NOT KEEPING MY MOUTH SHUT ANY LONGER ABOUT OKLAHOMA CITY!"
- WHY THE KEHOE BOYS ARE ON THE RUN: THE MUELLER MURDERS
JDT MEDIA ALERT: FOR ALL THOSE JDT'ERS WHO LIVE NEAR THE CANADIAN BORDER,
OR WHO CAN ACCESS CBC VIA SATELLITE-- WATCH TUESDAY NIGHT, 18 MARCH, FOR NEW OKC
STORY. ONCE AGAIN THE BRAVE CANUCKS WADE IN WHERE THE COJONE-LESS AMERICAN MEDIA
FEARS TO TREAD.
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Ex-Informant Indicted on Charges
97-03-13 13:24:58 EST
The Associated Press
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - A former federal informant who claimed to have
information about the Oklahoma City bombing has been indicted on unrelated
bomb-threat conspiracy charges.
An amended indictment issued Wednesday charges Carol Howe for the first time
and expands allegations against her jailed boyfriend, James Viefhaus Jr.
The indictment alleges Ms. Howe compiled a list of bomb ingredients,
acquired photographs of federal offices in Tulsa and used her home telephone to
distribute racist information.
The home she shared with Viefhaus was raided last December, when he was
arrested. He pleaded innocent to the new charges and remains in jail. Ms. Howe's
attorney, Allen Smallwood, said she will turn herself in next week in Tulsa.
Viefhaus was arrested after he allegedly threatened on one of the answering
machine messages to bomb federal buildings in 15 cities. The message also
endorsed the Oklahoma City bombing, which killed 168 people on April 19, 1995.
Ms. Howe is a white-separatist insider turned government informant who
federal officials privately dismiss as unstable.
She claims she overheard Dennis Mahon, a white supremacist, and Andreas
Strassmeir, a German national, plot bombings of federal buildings while meeting
at Elohim City, an armed white separatist enclave in far eastern Oklahoma.
McCurtain Daily Gazette
14 March 1997
HOWE: "I'M NOT KEEPING MY MOUTH SHUT ANY LONGER"
By J.D. Cash
The incredible saga of Carol E. Howe-- a former undercover informant for the
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms (BATF)-- took another bizarre twist
Wednesday when the U.S. Attorney's office in Tulsa released criminal indictments
against the former college honor student and ex-Tulsa Opera debutante.
Carol Howe has recently been the subject of several national news stories
since the McCurtain Daily Gazette discovered evidence that she had reported to
her BATF "handlers" a plot to bomb the Oklahoma City federal building
by members of a neo-Nazi religious cult located in eastern Oklahoma.
The three-count indictment alleges Howe conspired with former housemate
James Dodson Viefhaus Jr. to willfully make a bomb threat and possessed a
non-registered destructive device.
On Dec. 13, the FBI raided the Tulsa residence that Howe shared with
Viefhaus after receiving information concerning a cryptic message on the pair's
During a Dec. 18 preliminary hearing, FBI agent Pete Rickel told the court
that a search of the residence found ammonium nitrate and other chemicals that
could be used to make a bomb.
The agent also testified that books describing how to make bombs, plus
various weapons, were found at the property.
According to testimony at the hearing, the raid was touched off when a
person in Seattle, Wash., reported a menacing message on an answering machine
that was subsequently traced to the residence of Viefhaus and Howe.
Viefhaus was arrested after he admitted it was his voice on the answering
The Gazette has learned that the message including references to a holy war
with an "Aryan" agenda.
The pre-recorded message also contained a statement referring to a letter
purportedly received from "a high-ranking revolutionary commander"
demanding that action be taken against the government by all "white
warriors" by Dec. 15-- and that if the action were not taken, bombs would
be activated in 15 pre-selected cities.
Subsequently Viefhaus was indicted for his role. He has been in custody
since December awaiting trial.
TIMING OF INDICTMENT QUESTIONED
As for Carol Howe, the 26-year-old blonde dropped out of college recently.
She has been living in seclusion at an undisclosed location since her work
as a contract undercover informant for the BATF was first revealed in an
exclusive Feb. 11 interview printed in the Gazette.
The Tulsa World reported this morning that Howe's attorney, Allan Smallwood
of Tulsa, said his client will turn herself in next week and that he expects to
vigorously defend her against the charges.
Adding to the twists and turns in the young woman's life, Howe is believed
to be a key witness for the defense in the upcoming trial of Timothy McVeigh.
Speaking on condition of anonymity, a source on the McVeigh defense team
said the timing of the indictments against Howe-- coming two months after
Viefhaus' were handed down and only weeks before the McVeigh trial begins--
appears to be a desperate attempt by the Justice Department to impugn her
credibility before she testifies in Denver.
WARNED OF BOMBINGS IN ADVANCE
During the course of several meetings and telephone interviews previously
reported, Howe told the Gazette that she warned the BATF for months about plans
to bomb three Oklahoma federal offices prior to the actual April 19, 1995,
bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building.
How also told this newspaper that she believed the raid on her property last
December was part of a plan to destroy her-- saying she feared her life was in
jeopardy because of her knowledge of the plot to bomb the Murrah Building and
the government's failure to heed her warnings.
Indeed, according to documents recently discovered by the McVeigh defense
team, Howe told her "handler" with the BATF that Tulsan Dennis Mahon
and former Elohim City resident Andreas Karl Strassmeir announced as long ago as
November, 1994, that three potential sites for destruction had been selected.
Those potential targets, Howe's reports stated, were the Tulsa federal
building, the Tulsa office of the IRS and the Oklahoma City federal building.
Howe also told authorities that other residents of Elohim City, a religious
cult near the Arkansas state line close to Muldrow, were being whipped into a
frenzy about a coming holy war. The compound's religious guru, the Rev. Robert
Millar, said that holy war would come by April 19, 1995, she said.
According to Howe's report, Millar in January, 1995 began warning the
residents of Elohim City that they would "end up like David Koresh and the
Branch Davidians if (they) did not act first."
Howe also told authorities that Strassmeir and Mahon actually "cased"
the Murrah building on three occasions before the bombings.
According to Howe's April 21 interview with authorities with authorities,
she said she did not recognize the name Timothy McVeigh but believed the
sketches of subjects being circulated by the FBI were men she knew at Elohim
City who associated with Mahon and Strassmeir.
Although Carol Howe's BATF file indicates she passed each of the polygraphs
administered while she worked for them, incredibly no one at the Justice
Department obtained arrest and search warrants for anyone at Elohim City.
Nor did the FBI ever interview Strassmeir and Mahon about Howe's
Instead, Howe's reports indicate her rate of pay was increased from $120 per
week to $400 per day after the Oklahoma City bombing when she was persuaded to
return to Elohim City, alone, to see what sort of activity was going on there.
After spending four days at the compound, Howe reported back to authorities
that Mahon and Strassmeir had disappeared from the property and that there had
been an influx of heavily armed men preparing for a raid.
JDT Commentary: Mahon & Strassmeir? Was there in fact a federal raid
scheduled for Elohim City coincidental with the bombing? Did the "rats"
leave a ship they thought was sinking? The last thing that happens before a raid
is "snitches out". Is Mahon therefore a snitch & "pet Nazi"
as well as Strassmeir? Can this account for his wandering around the landscape
undisturbed by the Feds for two years now? Inquiring minds want to know.
The Justice Department now says Howe was unreliable and had to be fired.
During the course of our interviews with Howe, she said on several occasions
that she believed the FBI had been attempting to lure her into doing something
illegal for quite some time in order to put her in jail-- or, at the very least,
to stop her from going public with what she knew about the April 19, 1995,
Howe, in an interview earlier this year, produced a faxed document from a
person she said had been contacting her for several months, regularly
encouraging her to get involved in various illegal acts, including purchasing
Reflected on the document acquired by the Gazette is a telephone number
indicating where it was faxed from.
Oklahoma City private investigator Bruce Dierks traced the phone number to
2926 S. 130th E. Ave. in Tulsa.
Dierks said the residence was rented in the name of "E. Ingersoll"
but that when the phone records were checked, the bill was actually paid by now
well-known FBI informant Richard E. Schrum.
Schrum testified last year at a bombing trial that resulted in convictions
for several persons accused of plotting to bomb gay barns [sic] and synagogues.
JDT Commentary: The "several persons" were Willie Ray Lampley, "Prophet
of the Most High, Etc. Etc." and Company. Now Lampley was no doubt guilty
of many things, but even though he once called me an "uncircumcised dog"
I must say I don't think he was ever accused of plotting to blow up "gay
barns". Gay bars, certainly, but not gay barns. I cannot even visualize
what a "gay barn" would look like, but if there is such a place,
Richard Schrum would likely be hanging around to report to his Stasi masters on
the goings-on. Doubtless the McCurtain Gazette typesetter dropped an "n"
in here for grins and giggles. However, we here at the John Doe Times endeavor
to reproduce a true copy of what is provided us, so you got "gay barns"
just like the folks who get their McCurtain Gazette on the porch every day.
Schrum testified during the trial that he was paid by the FBI to infiltrate
At press time today, Carol Howe contacted J.D. Cash and said she was
returning to Tulsa to surrender to authorities.
But Howe was apparently not intimidated by the federal action, defiantly
"If the Justice Department thinks this is going to shut me up... well,
it's going to have the opposite effect.... These are actions clearly designed to
discredit me before the McVeigh trial."
She left this parting promise: "I'm not keeping my mouth shut any
longer about Oklahoma City!"
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