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March 16, 1992 | JOHN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One of two men arrested on suspicion of a yearlong bank robbery spree left behind a bizarre document that provides insight into the thinking process of two men who apparently believed that they were being hounded by a Luciferian conspiracy bent on destroying them and, ultimately, the United States. The 300-page document written by James A. McGrath, 48, also justifies bank robbery as a method of fighting back against the evil forces.
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September 25, 1993 | JULIE TAMAKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Suffering from delusions of devils and fallen angels, James Ambrose McGrath believed he was saving the world from evil forces and acting within the law of the Lord when he robbed nine San Fernando Valley banks of more than $1 million, a defense attorney told a federal court jury Friday.
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September 22, 1993 | JULIE TAMAKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
James Ambrose McGrath, a suspected San Fernando Valley robber accused in the biggest bank heist in Los Angeles history, was portrayed Tuesday by a federal prosecutor as a meticulous thief who terrorized bank employees with guns and disguised himself in costumes to steal more than $1 million from nine banks. McGrath, 49, one of two men suspected of carrying out the sophisticated, yearlong robbery spree, appeared undisturbed by the accusations as he sat Tuesday in the courtroom of U. S.
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September 22, 1993 | JULIE TAMAKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
James Ambrose McGrath, a suspected San Fernando Valley robber accused in the biggest bank heist in Los Angeles history, was portrayed Tuesday by a federal prosecutor as a meticulous thief who terrorized bank employees with guns and disguised himself in costumes to steal more than $1 million from nine banks. McGrath, 49, one of two men suspected of carrying out the sophisticated, yearlong robbery spree, appeared undisturbed by the accusations as he sat Tuesday in the courtroom of U. S.
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September 25, 1993 | JULIE TAMAKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Suffering from delusions of devils and fallen angels, James Ambrose McGrath believed he was saving the world from evil forces and acting within the law of the Lord when he robbed nine San Fernando Valley banks of more than $1 million, a defense attorney told a federal court jury Friday.
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March 11, 1992 | JOHN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A man accused in a string of nine bank robberies, including the biggest in Los Angeles history, was building an elaborate bunker complex under his hillside house with thick steel doors and a cache of arms to prepare for the end of the world, his wife said Tuesday. Gilbert Michaels, 47, was using his take from the robberies, which included a record $430,000 haul Sept. 5 from a Wells Fargo branch in Tarzana, to complete the survivalist shelter in West Hills, his wife said Tuesday.
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March 11, 1992 | JOHN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A West Hills man accused of nine bank robberies, including the biggest in Los Angeles history, was building an elaborate bunker complex under his hillside house with thick steel doors and a cache of arms to prepare for the end of the world, his wife said Tuesday. Rose Ann Michaels said her husband, Gilbert, 47, was using profits from the robberies, which included a record $430,000 haul Sept. 5 from a Wells Fargo branch in Tarzana, to complete the survivalist-style shelter.
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March 16, 1992 | JOHN JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One of two men arrested on suspicion of a yearlong bank robbery spree left behind a bizarre document that provides insight into the thinking process of two men who apparently believed that they were being hounded by a Luciferian conspiracy bent on destroying them and, ultimately, the United States. The 300-page document written by James A. McGrath, 48, also justifies bank robbery as a method of fighting back against the evil forces.
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