Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsRichard Mclaren
IN THE NEWS

Richard Mclaren

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
June 10, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Republic of Texas separatist leader Richard McLaren and four followers were indicted in the kidnapping of two neighbors that sparked a weeklong standoff with about 300 state troopers. McLaren, Gregg Paulson, Karen Paulson and Robert Otto each was indicted on a single felony charge of engaging in organized criminal activity. They could get a maximum penalty of life in prison and a $10,000 fine if convicted. The identity of the fifth person charged was withheld. It presumably is Richard F.
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
August 28, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
A Texas appeals court in El Paso overturned convictions against the leader of the separatist Republic of Texas militia group and a top aide, saying the evidence against them was legally insufficient. Richard McLaren was sentenced in 1997 to 99 years in prison on charges of engaging in organized criminal activity by ordering the kidnapping of a married couple, an incident that led to a seven-day armed standoff with law enforcement officers.
Advertisement
NEWS
May 6, 1997 | From Associated Press
A fugitive member of the Republic of Texas was killed Monday in a gun battle with police who had been tracking him since he fled the secessionist group's hide-out. A second man remained at large in the rugged Davis Mountains, where the two had headed separately before the rest of the militant group laid down their arms over the weekend. The group's leader and several other people were named Monday in a federal fraud indictment.
NEWS
April 15, 1998 | From Times Wire Services
The leader of a Texas separatist group that sparked a weeklong standoff with police last year was convicted Tuesday on 26 counts of federal fraud and conspiracy in connection with millions of dollars in bogus checks. In addition, seven followers of Republic of Texas leader Richard McLaren, including his wife, were convicted of fraud. Mark Anthony Hernandez was acquitted on two counts and ordered released.
NEWS
August 28, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
A Texas appeals court in El Paso overturned convictions against the leader of the separatist Republic of Texas militia group and a top aide, saying the evidence against them was legally insufficient. Richard McLaren was sentenced in 1997 to 99 years in prison on charges of engaging in organized criminal activity by ordering the kidnapping of a married couple, an incident that led to a seven-day armed standoff with law enforcement officers.
NEWS
March 6, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Texas separatist Richard McLaren and his followers tried to bilk banks and creditors of $1.8 billion in what they hoped would be "the biggest corporate takeover ever," a federal prosecutor in Dallas charged. McLaren boasted to Republic of Texas members about his plan in a 1996 meeting at his headquarters in the West Texas mountains, prosecutor Mike Uhl said during opening statements in the fraud trial of McLaren and his wife, Evelyn.
NEWS
November 5, 1997 | From Associated Press
Republic of Texas leader Richard McLaren was sentenced Tuesday to 99 years in prison and his top lieutenant got 50 years for plotting an abduction that led to a weeklong standoff with police. McLaren and Robert Otto, whose group says it believes that Texas is not part of the United States, were the first two of five members to be tried in the April 27 abduction of Joe and Margaret Ann Rowe.
NEWS
April 28, 1997 | From Associated Press
Armed militant separatists who believe Texas should be its own country took two neighbors hostage Sunday, and dozens of police moved into the remote area of West Texas. Richard McLaren, the self-styled "ambassador" of the Republic of Texas, told San Antonio radio station WOAI that the group would end its standoff at the couple's home in exchange for the release of two Republic members under arrest and another key concession. "We want them to . . .
NEWS
October 28, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Two leaders of the Republic of Texas secessionist movement were ejected from the courtroom at their own trial in Alpine, Texas, after repeatedly interrupting jury selection. Richard McLaren and his chief lieutenant, Robert Otto, are accused of leading an armed standoff with law enforcement officers last spring. State District Judge Kenneth DeHart removed the defendants from the courtroom for the third time when they refused to remain quiet.
NEWS
June 24, 1998 | Associated Press
The leader of the Republic of Texas, the secessionist group that held state police at bay in a weeklong standoff last year, was sentenced to 12 1/2 years in federal prison Tuesday for scheming to pass $1.8 billion worth of phony checks. Richard McLaren, 44, is already serving a 99-year sentence for a kidnapping that led to the standoff. He, his wife and six others were convicted of plotting to distribute worthless Republic of Texas "warrants" that resembled cashier's checks.
NEWS
November 5, 1997 | From Associated Press
Republic of Texas leader Richard McLaren was sentenced Tuesday to 99 years in prison and his top lieutenant got 50 years for plotting an abduction that led to a weeklong standoff with police. McLaren and Robert Otto, whose group says it believes that Texas is not part of the United States, were the first two of five members to be tried in the April 27 abduction of Joe and Margaret Ann Rowe.
NEWS
June 10, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Republic of Texas separatist leader Richard McLaren and four followers were indicted in the kidnapping of two neighbors that sparked a weeklong standoff with about 300 state troopers. McLaren, Gregg Paulson, Karen Paulson and Robert Otto each was indicted on a single felony charge of engaging in organized criminal activity. They could get a maximum penalty of life in prison and a $10,000 fine if convicted. The identity of the fifth person charged was withheld. It presumably is Richard F.
NEWS
May 6, 1997 | From Associated Press
A fugitive member of the Republic of Texas was killed Monday in a gun battle with police who had been tracking him since he fled the secessionist group's hide-out. A second man remained at large in the rugged Davis Mountains, where the two had headed separately before the rest of the militant group laid down their arms over the weekend. The group's leader and several other people were named Monday in a federal fraud indictment.
NEWS
April 28, 1997 | From Associated Press
Armed militant separatists who believe Texas should be its own country took two neighbors hostage Sunday, and dozens of police moved into the remote area of West Texas. Richard McLaren, the self-styled "ambassador" of the Republic of Texas, told San Antonio radio station WOAI that the group would end its standoff at the couple's home in exchange for the release of two Republic members under arrest and another key concession. "We want them to . . .
NEWS
September 20, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
State police said the FBI arrested Republic of Texas fugitive Richard Keyes, who disappeared in May after six fellow separatists surrendered after a weeklong standoff. The man arrested was picked up walking along a road in New Waverly, about 55 miles north of Houston, state police said. He was taken by Texas Rangers to a Houston courthouse for arraignment.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|