Edgar Steele was a defense lawyer in Idaho. Outspoken for fairness, his voice and pen became louder as the government cheat-tactics grew more treacherous over the years. Finally, he became the target and was beaten by lying witnesses against him, drugs before and during his trial, one court-appointed attorney that was reporting defense plans to the prosecutors and another highly paid trial attorney, Robert McAllister, who sank to the lowest depths of dishonor by intentionally throwing Steele’s defense case in order to get better treatment by the feds in an upcoming plea bargain of his own.
(Note: At the end of this message, links are provided for websites mentioned, as well as Mr. Steele’s autopsy & toxicology reports, death certificate.)
On September 4, 2014, the BOP put the final nail in Edgar Steele’s coffin and an end to any hope for justice to free him and bring him home alive. Of course, if there was any justice, Edgar wouldn’t have ever been charged, convicted or imprisoned.
Gut wrenchingly, his only justice came from the grace of God calling him home; freeing him from that hellhole and the evil that was inflicting the torture that ultimately killed him in the Auschwitz of America, Victorville Federal Prison.
Everyone close to Edgar Steele’s case is convinced that they murdered him. However, like everything else, proving it is a totally different story and is based on circumstantial evidence of an overdose of inappropriate psychotropic drugs, which he did not need nor had they been administered to him previously.
By all accounts, on August 14, 2014, Edgar was coherent, very well oriented and reporting that he was doing well physically. However, within a matter of a couple of weeks, his mental status and his physical health rapidly deteriorated, resulting in his death from a bowel obstruction which is a common side effect of such drugs. Since there was no follow-up medical care to relieve the bowel blockage that created the bottleneck which caused his vital organs to fail, it was a very torturous, painful and slow death.
As the police officer told Edgar the day he was being escorted to his first hearing, “It doesn’t matter what the truth is. It only matters if you can prove what is true.” As we know all too well, the truth was never allowed to be proven in court, nor will it ever be for Edgar Steele. For instance, one of the government’s dirty little secrets that will never be exposed is the fact that FBI Agent Sotka lied under oath when he said that the first time he had heard of Edgar Steele was on June 9, 2010, but in the papers produced by the government, we found the Affidavit signed by Agent Sotka in support of a warrant for Edgar Steele dated March of 2010, three months before his arrest. It was apparently a “dry run” while they concocted an excuse to arrest him.
At trial, if attorney Bob McAllister (who had that Affidavit in his file) had cross examined Agent Sotka on that one piece of evidence, it would have turned the entire case around. As we learned after Edgar was falsely convicted, McAllister was himself being investigated and prosecuted by the Federal government during the Steele trial, which is why McAllister deliberately threw Edgar Steele under the bus to get better treatment for himself in his own case.
Edgar’s death insures that he will never get a second chance on appeal by writ of habeas corpus. It insures that it will never be proven that an innocent man was targeted, framed, convicted and sold down the proverbial “river” by McAllister. Though in order to support what we know about Edgar’s death, Cyndi Steele and the Free Edgar Steele Defense Fund did order a private autopsy.
It is obvious that the prison doctor on Edgar’s original Death Certificate was not telling the whole truth, which is to say, the prison doctor was a part of the cover up. As per the autopsy report, Edgar’s primary cause of death was not cardiopulmonary arrest nor pneumonia. It was from “Complications of intestinal obstruction and ischemic bowel necrosis” and “necrosis” means that the tissue inside his bowel died. Once the insides of a person are dead, it isn’t long before that person dies from the inside out. The pneumonia and cardiopulmonary conditions were merely complications or contributing factors at best, but were conditions he had lived with for many years. What the prison doctor refused to acknowledge was that the cause of death was Cecal Volvulus (intestinal obstruction) a condition not even mentioned on the Death Certificate. (Is that a cover up?) Additionally, there is no mention of the toxic levels of at least two inappropriate drugs as revealed by the toxicology report.
What is disturbing is that the autopsy doctor identified that Cecal Volvulus was a curable condition had it been properly diagnosed and timely treated. He also acknowledged that if untreated, Edgar’s death would have been doubled over with pain, meaning it was deliberately ignored.
The fact that Edgar’s health issues were not being diagnosed, not being properly treated and totally ignored, is nothing new because the struggle to get him proper medical care since his incarceration at Victorville was never successful even though his US Senator and other officials were asked to intervene. There is no reason to believe he would have received any better treatment during his last days. What we will never know is, had Edgar received proper medical care, would he still be alive today to fight the court battle for his freedom?
Such as in Edgar’s case and simply stated, this is how the government operates: they target someone for exercising free speech; they falsely accuse that person who is innocent; they present confidential informants at trial who make up a whopper of a lie so big that it confuses the jury; they deny the accused the chance to present evidence of innocence; then when the innocent is found guilty; the government imprisons him and kills him. The government then does not have to deal with its own crimes and offenses, cover them up or pretend they never happened because the evidence doesn’t exist anymore.
By reading the attached death certificate, toxicology report and autopsy report one can draw his own conclusions. A close reading shows that Edgar’s death was a result of medical neglect. It isn’t enough evidence to prove conclusively that Edgar’s death was an out-right murder, but if death occurring because of medical neglect isn’t murder when the treatment is readily at hand and the person is simply not referred to the clinic, then it is, at a minimum, a violation of human rights. All of this amounts to deliberate, gross misconduct by the government. Whatever the conclusions are, the battle is over and in Edgar’s own words, “there is no justice for the politically incorrect.”
Yes, we have heard the pleas to go after “them” and sue them for everything they have, but regrettably that is not going to happen because, after much consideration, it has been determined that, despite what the truth is, it would be a losing battle that would be very expensive and never-ending. Sadly, a law suit would be watched over and reviewed by the same judges who denied Edgar justice in the first place.
It is disturbing that the truth will never be heard, and that is as it has been since Edgar’s arrest, THEY (those employed by the US government) will lie, cover-up and use illegal means to ensure that they are never held accountable, responsible or liable for the crimes they have committed. It would be an endeavor that only will continue to destroy and finally bankrupt the Steele family; an end that even Edgar had made clear over the years, he didn’t want for his family,because his family’s well-being was always the most important aspect of his life.
As a result of all of the above, the Edgar Steele Defense Fund is being dissolved and will no longer be accepting donations. The supporters who have so gallantly donated, stood up for Edgar through words or support and acted when called upon to write letters over the past four plus years, will forever be greatly appreciated. Sadly, those efforts did not lead to the justice that Edgar deserved; the same justice that Edgar had so valiantly sought for those being falsely prosecuted and which led him to dub himself “The Attorney for the Damned.” His belief in the dream of equal justice under the law for everyone is what helped to keep the fight going and is what gave Edgar hope at some of his most despairing moments. As a tribute to his life and efforts for the underdog, may we always remember that Edgar Steele left us a great heritage, his mantra: “Equal Rights for All, Special Rights for None.”
The opportunity to get justice for Edgar is over and everything surrounding the tragedy inflicted upon him, his family, friends and his supporters is totally wrong and always will be. However, the battle for justice is far from over for other innocent patriotic men such as Scheaffer Cox, David Hinkson and Matt Hale,to name only a few, who are unjustly imprisoned like Edgar, for crimes they didn’t commit. They need us to keep fighting for their freedomwhile they are still alive.
There are other patriots, also, such as Bill Windsor, the producer of the “Lawless America” movie, who are not imprisoned, but are being illegally targeted for silencing and imprisonment by our out-of-control government. Just as Edgar was doing, these patriots and others unnamed here are exposing the truth about the evils that are enslaving our country. These men and women need us to keep fighting for them as they expose the evilness that is destroying our once-great nation. For the sake of what is morally right, we need to continue to fight for justice. If we don’t, it will be only a matter of time before each of us is afflicted with the same consequences that befell Edgar Steele.
Edgar Steele defended the Constitutional rights of “We the People.” He courageously defended the politically incorrect and he spoke out against all injustices. He believed it was his civil duty to stand up against tyranny and awaken the public. Unfortunately, he paid the ultimate price for his bravery in a world filled with corruption and injustice. He will be forever missed, but never forgotten. His is a legacy that can be honored by everyone’s continued efforts to restore justice and freedom to our once-great American nation.