The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

18 January 2006

Back to the shadows again

Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Michael Fortier, having served the bulk of his 12-year sentence, will be released Friday.

Fortier, who did not take part in the actual bomb placement but who assisted bomber Timothy McVeigh with his preparations and lied to federal authorities about them, struck a deal with prosecutors in exchange for a shorter jail term. He will remain under some unspecified form of supervision for three years following his discharge from the federal prison system.

No announcement has been made as to where Fortier will go; he had been a resident of Kingman, Arizona prior to the 1995 bombing.

Addendum, 7:45 am: Chase McInerney looks at the man and his mission, such as it was.

Posted at 7:21 AM to Soonerland