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July 17, 1993 | JIM NEWTON and DAVID FREED, TIMES STAFF WRITERS; Contributing to this story were Times staff writers Marla Cone, De Tran and Jodi Wilogren in Orange County, Leslie Berger in the San Fernando Valley, Roxana Kopetman in Long Beach, and Mike Connelly, Sonia Nazario and Andrea Ford in Los Angeles
The 23-year-old Orange County man who supplied machine guns and other high-powered firearms to white supremacists accused of plotting attacks on blacks and Jews in Southern California was a licensed gun dealer who operated out of his parents' home in a peaceful Costa Mesa neighborhood.
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August 16, 1993
I am the attorney for Josh Daniel Lee. I was somewhat upset when I read the July 27 article, "Saugus Couple Implicated in White Supremacist Probe," leading off with "As they were charging eight suspected white supremacists with federal weapon offenses 12 days ago. . . ." Among the "eight arrested 12 days ago" was Josh Lee, who was never charged with being a suspected white supremacist and is not, in actual fact, a white supremacist. I have spoken to responsible officials, both in the U.S. attorney's office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, who have told me that Josh appeared "disgusted and turned-off" when a young undercover FBI agent, long after the event allegedly involving Josh took place, gave him some white supremacist literature.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 16, 1993
I am the attorney for Josh Daniel Lee. I was somewhat upset when I read the July 27 article, "Saugus Couple Implicated in White Supremacist Probe," leading off with "As they were charging eight suspected white supremacists with federal weapon offenses 12 days ago. . . ." Among the "eight arrested 12 days ago" was Josh Lee, who was never charged with being a suspected white supremacist and is not, in actual fact, a white supremacist. I have spoken to responsible officials, both in the U.S. attorney's office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, who have told me that Josh appeared "disgusted and turned-off" when a young undercover FBI agent, long after the event allegedly involving Josh took place, gave him some white supremacist literature.
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July 17, 1993 | JIM NEWTON and DAVID FREED, TIMES STAFF WRITERS; Contributing to this story were Times staff writers Marla Cone, De Tran and Jodi Wilogren in Orange County, Leslie Berger in the San Fernando Valley, Roxana Kopetman in Long Beach, and Mike Connelly, Sonia Nazario and Andrea Ford in Los Angeles
The 23-year-old Orange County man who supplied machine guns and other high-powered firearms to white supremacists accused of plotting attacks on blacks and Jews in Southern California was a licensed gun dealer who operated out of his parents' home in a peaceful Costa Mesa neighborhood.
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July 17, 1993 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER; Times staff writers David A. Avila, Marla Cone, T. Christian Miller, Kathy Strickel, De Tran, Eric Young, and correspondents Geoff Boucher, Bob Elston and Terry Spencer contributed to this report
Jill M. Scarborough's arm is tattooed with the blue letters WSP: White Supremacist Power, neighbors said. Scarborough's fiance, Geremy Rineman is confined to a wheelchair, paralyzed from a 1989 gunfight between his band of skinheads and a trio of Latino and African-American men.
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October 26, 1993 | JIM NEWTON and MARK PLATTE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A former Huntington Beach teen-ager admitted Monday that he conspired to commit a series of attacks as part of a skinhead group bent on starting a race war, but the judge presiding over his case refused, at least for now, to accept his guilty pleas. Carl Daniel Boese, who now lives in Crestline in San Bernardino County, fidgeted nervously as U.S. District Judge William Matthew Byrne Jr. questioned him about his involvement in the conspiracy and warned him about the possible penalties.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 27, 1993
For Josh Daniel Lee, obtaining a federal permit to deal guns was easier than getting a license to drive. In 1991, at age 21, with no criminal record and $30 to spend, Lee simply filled out a form, sent in the fee and waited--no more than 45 days--to secure a federal firearms license from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. That's when the trouble began.
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July 22, 1993 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal judge denied bail Wednesday for Christopher David Fisher, the principal suspect in an alleged plot to start a racial war by bombing the First African Methodist Episcopal Church, even though his parents were willing to supervise him 24 hours a day. "I don't doubt the sincerity of the parents," U.S. District Judge A. Wallace Tashima said. But he said that despite their offers to supervise their son, "there is a probability of danger to the community."
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July 22, 1993 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal judge denied bail Wednesday for Christopher David Fisher, the principal suspect in an alleged plot to start a racial war by bombing the First African Methodist Episcopal Church, even though his parents were willing to supervise him 24 hours a day. "I don't doubt the sincerity of the parents," U.S. District Judge A. Wallace Tashima said. But he said that despite their offers to police their son, "there is a probability of danger to the community."
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July 30, 1993 | JIM NEWTON and LESLIE BERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A federal grand jury in Los Angeles returned a seven-count indictment Thursday against a 20-year-old Long Beach man, charging him with conspiracy to make and use bombs in a campaign of terror against prominent Jewish and African-American people and organizations.
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July 17, 1993 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER; Times staff writers David A. Avila, Marla Cone, T. Christian Miller, Kathy Strickel, De Tran, Eric Young, and correspondents Geoff Boucher, Bob Elston and Terry Spencer contributed to this report
Jill M. Scarborough's arm is tattooed with the blue letters WSP: White Supremacist Power, neighbors said. Scarborough's fiance, Geremy Rineman is confined to a wheelchair, paralyzed from a 1989 gunfight between his band of skinheads and a trio of Latino and African-American men.
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September 8, 1993 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Christopher David Fisher, who is accused of leading a group of violent young racists bent on igniting a race war, told authorities after he was arrested that he participated in three bomb attacks, including an attempted bombing of an Orange County synagogue, government documents filed Tuesday reveal. A second suspected member of the group, known as the Fourth Reich Skinheads, confessed to involvement in yet another bombing.
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