June 21, 2010
Jesse Tinsley photo

Attorney Edgar Steele, left, listens to Richard Masker after Steele testified on his behalf in a tax hearing in the Kootenai County Administration Building Tuesday, May 14, 2002. Masker, who with his wife Deon (right) live on disability, is facing the loss of his house for not paying taxes for more than three years. He is a white supremacist who has told friends he will shoot it out and commit suicide before being evicted.

Photo is courtesy of Mr. Steele photo

This is a 2002 photo of Edgar J. Steele, an attorney from Sagle who defended the Aryan Nations in a suit by the Southern Poverty Law Center. He sued The Spokesman-Review, alleging an article implied he shared racist views.

The Spokesman-Review photo

Attorney Edgar Steele made an appearance with the protesters in front of the Bonner County Courthouse in June 2001. About fifty people from around the region showed up to protest the way officials handled the McGuckins, a family that had a five-standoff with Bonner County sheriff’s deputies.

File photo

Sandpoint attorney Edgar Steele talks with the media about the McGuckin children of Sagle and how he now represents the family at a news conference Thursday evening in Sandpoint, May 31, 2001.

Dan Pelle photo

Aryan attorney Edgar Steele talks with skinheads after the Aryan Parade on Sherman Ave in Coeur d’Alene in October 2000.

Liz Kishimoto photo

Richard Butler’s attorney, Edgar Steele, at left, stands back as Richard Butler speaks to the media outside the Kootenai County Courthouse in 2000 after the reading of the verdict in favor of Victoria and Jason Keenan.

Brian Plonka photo

Aryan Nations defense attorney Edgar Steele at the Kootenai County Courthouse in 2000.

June 17, 2010 in Idaho
Kathy Plonka photo

Cyndi and Edgar Steele have owned this home on Talache Road east of Shepherd Lake in Sagle since 1996.

June 15, 2010 in City
Kootenai County Sheriff's Department photo

Edgar Steele’s booking photo after he was arrested on June 11, 2010, on a federal charge that he hired someone to kill his wife and mother-in-law.

Jesse Tinsley photo

Edgar Steele, the attorney who defended Richard Butler against the lawsuit brought by Morris Dees, watches the proceedings, camera in hand at the Aryan Nations parade Saturday, Oct. 28, 2000 in Coeur d’Alene.

June 14, 2010 in Idaho
Liz Kishimoto photo

Edgar Steele, attorney for Richard Butler, talks with the media outside the Kootenai County Courthouse in August 2000.

June 11, 2010 in Idaho
Kathy Plonka photo

Edgar Steele, attorney for Richard Butler, leaves the Kootenai County Courthouse in August 2000.

June 2, 2001
Colin Mulvany photo

Attorney Edgar Steele, who claims to be an attorney for the McGuckin children, talks with the assembled media from around the world at Garfield Bay on Lake Pend Oreille Saturday afternoon, June 2, 2001. Although Joann McGuckin’s attorney said Steele is not their attorney, Steele showed up at a Saturday press conference claiming to be still on the case.