APut 05/06 0832 Dorr SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- A white supremacist who pleaded guilty to fede

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APut 05/06 0832 Dorr SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- A white supremacist who pleaded guilty to federal counterfeiting charges says the FBI set him up and that others were more involved than he was in counterfeiting and bombings last year. David Ross Dorr said Tuesday in a jail interview that an FBI informant who infiltrated the Church of Jesus Christ Christian (Aryan Nations) made printing plates for counterfeit money. "I'm telling you the plates were made by (the informant) at the Aryan Nations church," said Dorr, former security chief at the cult's headquarters near Hayden Lake, Idaho. In an interview with The Spokesman-Review at the Spokane County Jail, Dorr refused to say where or when the bogus bills were printed. He also refused comment on his reported role in a series of bombings last September in Coeur d'Alene. It was his first interview since he was arrested Oct. 2. Dorr also said his former friend, Robert Pires, "is one of the biggest people" involved in the bombings. Pires gave the FBI information on the bombings, then pleaded guilty to counterfeiting and bombing charges and is now in prison. "I'm telling you that I was set up by the FBI," said Dorr, 36, a former reserve sheriff's deputy in California. "That's all. Look at the pieces. They all fit." Dorr was sentenced to six years in prison Friday after pleading guilty to two counterfeiting charges. He is awaiting trial in Kootenai County, Idaho on charges related to the bombings. Assistant U.S. attorney Earl Hicks disputed Dorr's claim about the informant and questioned the timing of his statement. "It seems very interesting now, that Dorr says (the informant) was the person who made the plates when, if Dorr had advised the government earlier, it would have been helpful to him," Hicks said. Dorr said the paid FBI informant worked as the official photographer during last summer's Aryan World Congress and had access to the Aryan Nations darkroom. The printing plates and press used to manufacture more than $28,000 in counterfeit $20 bills possessed by Dorr and his friends, Edward and Olive Hawley, have not been found. The Hawleys were caught with 60 bogus bills at the Spokane Interstate Fair, and another $27,000 in counterfeit $20s was found in a search of the Dorr home near Athol, Idaho. The Hawleys also pleaded guilty to counterfeiting. The identity of the informant reportedly was revealed to Aryan Nations officials after the mid-July gathering by former Spokane police Detective Dan Newlun, the newspaper reported Sunday. Newlun, an admitted cocaine addict, resigned from the police force in June. He had worked with the informant on drug cases. Dorr said that he suspected in 1985 that the man might have been an FBI informant. He said he warned Aryan Nations leader Richard Butler of the possibility before the congress, but Butler didn't seem to care because "he didn't have anything to hide." Butler was indicted last month on federal sedition charges. He is recovering from heart bypass surgery performed last Friday in Spokane. Dorr said he granted the interview against his lawyer's advice, because he was angry at the way he was treated by Hicks and U.S. District Judge Justin Quackenbush. Dorr said the usual sentence for such counterfeiting convictions is 54 months, and he got six years. "I was sentenced for my alleged criminal activities and affiliations with the Aryan Nations, period," he said. "I feel like I've been violated, like my wife and I have been raped." Dorr disavowed any involvement with The Order II, a group federal authorities say intended to use counterfeit money and bank robberies to fund a race war for a whites-only homeland. "There's no such thing (as The Order II)," Dorr said. Last page !


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