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Local Merchant Had Dealings with Landers

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RALEIGH — Russell Dean Landers, a North Carolina native,is ontrial for his alleged part in the illegal dealings of a group known as theFreemen. One thing the Freemen are known for is passing bad checks, and Landers and an associate allegedly used one of those worthlesschecks to purchase a recreational vehicle at College Park RV Sales inRaleigh.

Jamie Taylor works at College Park, and says he remembers the sale. Healso remembers when he next saw the vehicle. It was on national televisioncoverage of the Freemen standoff in Montana.

Taylor is scheduled to give testimony about the sale in Landers' trialin February.

There will be more than 35 witnesses during the run of the trial. It isexpected to last about three weeks.

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