FBI intentionally withheld info from Harpham



SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The FBI intentionally did not tell domestic terror suspect Kevin Harpham why he was arrested in the hours after the man was picked up on suspicion of planting a bomb along the route of the Martin Luther King. Jr. Day parade in Spokane. Agents said that was part of a ploy to gain Harpham’s trust.

U.S. District Judge Justin Quackenbush expressed concern about the several hour delay in advising Harpham of the reasons for his arrest, and also the failure to immediately read Harpham his Miranda rights. That’s according to court documents released Tuesday.

Harpham, who has extensive ties to white supremacist groups, has pleaded not guilty to attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction, committing a hate crime and other charges.


Information from: The Spokesman-Review, http://www.spokesman.com