Months after he was charged with trying to explode a pipe bomb outside the Fairmount Motel, a Port Angeles man plotted to have the federal prosecutor handling his case killed, federal court documents allege.
The documents, filed in U.S. District Court in Tacoma, explain why Assistant U.S. Attorney Bruce Miyake was pulled off the case of Evert Linnell Eoff earlier this month. Andrew C. Friedman and Kelly L. Harris were assigned to replace Miyake.
“As a result of Eoff’s actions, it no longer is ethically possible for Bruce Miyake to serve as the prosecutor in this case,” U.S. Attorney John McKay wrote.
The alleged plot clearly touched a nerve at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Seattle, where prosecutors are still reeling from the unsolved slaying of another federal prosecutor, Thomas C. Wales, in October 2001. One official declined to discuss Eoff’s case, saying: “It’s too sensitive.”
Eoff, 40, and Robert Allen Stanard, 26, both of Port Angeles, were arrested during a traffic stop in Sequim on Nov. 13, 2001.
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