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