Edgar J. Steele was accused of creating a murder plot to kill his wife and mother in law for the insurance money. It turns out the Steeles canceled their insurance policies long before the alleged murder plot –something the police informant Larry Fairfax didn’t know. The main witness against Steele is Larry Fairfax, whose logging business went bankrupt in April, 2010 just two months before the murder plot was announced. Edgar Steele maintains that Fairfax stole about $65,000 in silver from his home in May 2010 and that Fairfax then tried to kill Steele and his wife with a large pipe bomb attached to their car. The main evidence against Steele were FBI tapes. Audio experts hired by the Defense found 351 anomalies in the tapes suggesting that they are fabrications. An extremely arbitrary judge refused to allow the Steeles to present their audio experts’ testimony. Without that key part of his defense, Edgar Steele was found guilty by a jury, which only heard half the case.