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THE SUMMER DAILY

Page Two THE SUMMER DAILY

FBI informer tells of

biza rre
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (IF) - An
FBI informer testified yesterday
a defendant in the Gainesville
Eight trial told him he was
training political assassination
squads and trading dope for
guns.-
William - Lemmer, a former
Special Forces trooper and ex-
member of the Vietnam Veter-
ans Against the War (VVAW)
said Scott Camil, then Florida
coordinator for the antiwar
group. told him at a VVAW
meeting in 1971 he was organiz-
ing the squads and calling them
"Phoenix II."
Lemmer, of Texarkana, Ark.,
said the code word referred to a
similar CIA-backed political
elimination program once used
againstzsuspectedCommunist
sympathizers in South Vietnam.
Defense attorneys asked U. S.
District Court Judge Winston Ar-
now to declare a mistrial, say-
ing Lemmer's testimony was
inflammatory, prejudicial and
irrelevant.
Arnow refused, on the ground
that the material was necessary
to show the intent of the defen-
dant.
The eight VVAW members are
charged with plotting violence
during the 1972 Republican Na-
tional Convention in M i a m i
Beach. The indictment speci-
fies meetings among defendants
in which the alleged conspiracy
was hatched.
"These assassination squads
are far afield of the grand jury
indictments," said defense at-
torney Larry Turner. "Trading
dope for guns has nothing to do
with this trail. This testimony is
highly irrelevant."
Lemmer said that during the
November, 1971, meeting in Kan-
sas City, Camil "made the
statement he was conducting
training operations on a farm,
he didn't say what farm, but
that his people were developing
into what was referred to as po-
litical assassination squads."
"At the time, there were no
specific targets mentioned,"
Lemmer said. "He said the
squads were being put together
in case they were ever needed."
Lemmer is expected to be the
government's s t a r witness.
It was mainly on the weight of
his information that a grand
jury in Tallahassee brought the
indictment against the eight last
year.
Lemmer said that during a
February, 1972, meeting in
Boulder, Colo., Camil described
to him how he controlled the
Florida VVAW organization.
"He mentioned his organiza-
tion was broken down into fire
teams and said it was an effec-
tive method of keeping control
and communication," Lemmer
said.
He said Camil indicated he
had facilities at a farm at
"which they might practice with
pistols and mortars."
"I asked Camil haw he man-
aged to equip his people," Lem-
mer said. 'I asked how he got

Yhi VA W plans
his funds. He said he had a pret- pating in a VVAW demonstration
ty good system where he trad- in Washington, D. C., in April,
ed dope for guns. He didn't spe- 1971, said his first contact with
cify what drugs." the FBI came in the fall of that
At that point, defense attor- year. He said he asked the Fay-
neys objected and the jury was etteville, Ark., office for help in
sent out of the room. During ar- getting a police escort for a two-
guments by attorneys over whe- day. VVAW march from Rogers,
ther Lemmer's testimony should Ark., to Fayetteville.
be allowed to stand, Lemmer '.
was also sent out of the room. Daily Official Bulletin
Lemmer, who was court-mar- Pi.g : Pn i .rP fsvv.7;,. ;
tialed by the army after partici- Tuesday, August 7
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