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Sirens & Gavels archive for April 29, 2011

FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2011


Phone records back up Steele recordings 

BOISE - Edgar Steele's lawyers have questioned the reliability of recordings that show their client discussing the plot to kill his wife with alleged hitman-turned-FBI-informant Larry Fairfax. Prosecutors used phone records provided by the defense to poke a hole in that claim this morning. Steele…

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Edgar sent 14k+ emails to other women 

BOISE - Jurors this morning saw emails Edgar Steele sent to a 25-year-old European woman with whom prosecutors say he was seeking an intimate relationship. The messages were among more than 14,000 Steele sent through a Ukrainian online dating website in the months before his…

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CdA coke kingpin sentenced to 15 years 

A longtime Coeur d'Alene cocaine dealer who laundered money through a bar and restaurant has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. James Roy "Slim" O'Neill, 49, was the kingpin of a cocaine distribution ring that supplied the drug in North Idaho for at least…

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Reward for tips on CdA rape suspect

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for tips that help arrest a Coeur d'Alene rape suspect wanted fore more than two weeks. Scott Patrick Giordano, 30, is accused of raping the girl last Wednesday at a home in the 800 block of Mullan Avenue. The…

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