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June 4, 1987 | Associated Press
Retired Army Green Beret Col. James G. (Bo) Gritz, who has staged several expeditions to Southeast Asia in search of missing American servicemen, turned himself in to federal authorities Wednesday on a charge of violating passport laws. Gritz was freed on a personal recognizance bond after an appearance before U.S. Magistrate Elliott Sattler. He will be arraigned on Friday. Gritz, 48, was indicted May 20 after a six-month investigation by the State Department.
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August 16, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Forty volunteers, including teenagers and a family dog, joined ex-Green Beret James "Bo" Gritz in his search for bombing suspect Eric Robert Rudolph. They hit the North Carolina woodlands, trying to succeed where more than 200 federal agents have failed. In 1992, Gritz helped negotiate an end to the FBI siege at Ruby Ridge, Idaho, and was a mediator in the 1996 standoff with Montana "freemen."
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April 28, 1996 | From Associated Press
The anti-government "freemen" appear to be running low on food and may be persuaded to surrender peacefully in their 34-day standoff with the FBI, said a former Green Beret colonel who met with them for more than seven hours Saturday. James "Bo" Gritz also said all of the adult men he saw at the ranch wore pistols and their farmhouse contained numerous rifles. Two young girls in the house were as "thin as rails," but otherwise appeared to be healthy, Gritz said at a news conference.
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April 30, 1996 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former Army Col. James "Bo" Gritz, looking exhausted Monday as he drove through a howling rain after a third day of talks, said that the "freemen" locked in a five-week-old standoff with the FBI here are ready to surrender--if their leaders are given safe passage to present their case to the Montana Legislature.
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April 30, 1996 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former Army Col. James "Bo" Gritz, looking exhausted Monday as he drove through a howling rain after a third day of talks, said that the "freemen" locked in a five-week-old standoff with the FBI here are ready to surrender--if their leaders are given safe passage to present their case to the Montana Legislature.
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August 16, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Forty volunteers, including teenagers and a family dog, joined ex-Green Beret James "Bo" Gritz in his search for bombing suspect Eric Robert Rudolph. They hit the North Carolina woodlands, trying to succeed where more than 200 federal agents have failed. In 1992, Gritz helped negotiate an end to the FBI siege at Ruby Ridge, Idaho, and was a mediator in the 1996 standoff with Montana "freemen."
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June 1, 1990 | TRACY WOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Convicted political corrupter W. Patrick Moriarty has been subpoenaed to testify before a federal grand jury in Las Vegas in connection with a new investigation of former Special Forces Lt. Col. James (Bo) Gritz, Moriarty's lawyer and Gritz said Thursday. Moriarty paid Gritz about $2,000 in 1989 in connection with business trips that Gritz made to China, Singapore and other areas of Asia, said Jan Lawrence Handzlik, Moriarty's attorney.
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September 6, 1994 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
High above the Clearwater River on a plateau overlooking this northern Idaho timber town, a most unlikely developer is selling lots in twin communities named Almost Heaven and Shenandoah. In his latest incarnation, former presidential candidate and ex-Green Beret Lt. Col. James (Bo) Gritz is planning five- and 10-acre lots surrounded by hay farms and conifers for 1,000 "Christian patriots"--many of whom he has trained in paramilitary tactics.
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October 1, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
James G. "Bo" Gritz, the former Green Beret who negotiated during the FBI sieges of Ruby Ridge, Ida., and the Freemen compound in Montana, was arrested on attempted kidnapping charges at a middle school in Suffield. Police said Gritz, 57, and his son, James R. Gritz, 38, both of Nevada, were trying to abduct a child who has been the subject of a custody battle between divorced parents.
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August 30, 1992 | Associated Press
A fugitive white supremacist who has held authorities at bay for eight days is wounded but is not yet ready to leave his log cabin, a former Green Beret officer who spoke with him said Saturday. Former U.S. Army Special Forces Lt. Col. James G. (Bo) Gritz said Randy Weaver told him he was wounded in the arm during an exchange of gunfire with federal agents on Aug. 22 that killed his wife and wounded a family friend. Weaver is in the cabin with his three daughters and the friend.
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April 28, 1996 | From Associated Press
The anti-government "freemen" appear to be running low on food and may be persuaded to surrender peacefully in their 34-day standoff with the FBI, said a former Green Beret colonel who met with them for more than seven hours Saturday. James "Bo" Gritz also said all of the adult men he saw at the ranch wore pistols and their farmhouse contained numerous rifles. Two young girls in the house were as "thin as rails," but otherwise appeared to be healthy, Gritz said at a news conference.
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September 6, 1994 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
High above the Clearwater River on a plateau overlooking this northern Idaho timber town, a most unlikely developer is selling lots in twin communities named Almost Heaven and Shenandoah. In his latest incarnation, former presidential candidate and ex-Green Beret Lt. Col. James (Bo) Gritz is planning five- and 10-acre lots surrounded by hay farms and conifers for 1,000 "Christian patriots"--many of whom he has trained in paramilitary tactics.
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June 1, 1990 | TRACY WOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Convicted political corrupter W. Patrick Moriarty has been subpoenaed to testify before a federal grand jury in Las Vegas in connection with a new investigation of former Special Forces Lt. Col. James (Bo) Gritz, Moriarty's lawyer and Gritz said Thursday. Moriarty paid Gritz about $2,000 in 1989 in connection with business trips that Gritz made to China, Singapore and other areas of Asia, said Jan Lawrence Handzlik, Moriarty's attorney.
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June 4, 1987 | Associated Press
Retired Army Green Beret Col. James G. (Bo) Gritz, who has staged several expeditions to Southeast Asia in search of missing American servicemen, turned himself in to federal authorities Wednesday on a charge of violating passport laws. Gritz was freed on a personal recognizance bond after an appearance before U.S. Magistrate Elliott Sattler. He will be arraigned on Friday. Gritz, 48, was indicted May 20 after a six-month investigation by the State Department.
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August 31, 1992 | From Associated Press
A man holed up in a mountaintop cabin with a white supremacist fugitive for 10 days after a U.S. marshal was killed surrendered Sunday to get medical attention for gunshot wounds. More than 100 federal, state and local officers have surrounded the remote mountaintop home of fugitive Randy Weaver since the marshal was shot Aug. 21. Weaver's wife and 14-year-old son also were killed in shootouts. Kevin Harris, 24, was escorted out of the cabin by James G.
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October 27, 1992 | RONALD J. OSTROW and MARK GLADSTONE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The FBI tried to explain Monday how it got stung by its own sting, an operation it mounted against an official in President Bush's campaign based partly on information from a man who has sent reporters on a wild goose chase and whom Soldier of Fortune magazine called: "Scott Barnes: My Favorite Flake." "The FBI investigates alleged violations of federal criminal law, irrespective of any political circumstance," said FBI Director William S.
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