Lincoln Journal Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on October 26, 1986 · 17
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Lincoln Journal Star from Lincoln, Nebraska · 17

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Sunday, October 26, 1986
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tlZBRAOIt A 09B t , , SUNDAY JOURNAL-STAR , ; OCTOPSR ?6, 18B6 ; New area chief FBI man hasliiseye on militants 1 By Bill Kreifel ; Nicholas . O'Hara, a South Dakota native who win take charge of the FBI's Nebraska-Iowa office in Omaha in early December, says the anti-government philosophy okextremjst groups, such as IN CERESCO 13 MILES NO. OF LINCOLN ON HWY. 77 n r m ak I i A I 7V the Fosse comita- tus, doesnt reflect the true public atti tude in the finan cially stressed farm belt, "and we're I going to do what we ' need to to knock them out of the box." O'Hara, 48, said he realizes how dif ficult it is for peo- Nicholas O'Hara pie to face the loss of their property in these tough economic times, "but to resort to violence and form this type of coalition Against the government, we cant stand for it and we wont stand for it We're just not going to put up with it" O'Hara, a 23-year FBI veteran who is in charge of the bureau's general criminal section in Washington, said the job of federal officers in Midwestern states is to monitor militant groups, such as the posse, "and look for evidence of criminal activity to see where they're going, what they're doing and what their game plants." ( "We're committed to stopping them, the U.S. Attorney's office is committed and I think the public is committed. We've got the apparatus in place, and well let it take us where we need to be," he said. r Rural upbringing O'Hara said he also thinks that his rural upbringing on his parents' grain and livestock farm near Montrose, S.D., makes him "fairly well suited" to deal with agricultural crimes, such as farm machinery and implement theft a problem with which the bureau's Omaha office already has made strides. "I received the (Nebraska-Iowa) job about two weeks ago and I was ready to move that day," O'Hara said. However, he said, because of staffing shortages in the general criminal section, he probably wont relocate until early December. Once he does, O'Hara said, training for other law enforcement agencies also will be stressed. "It keeps us in good stead with those officers, and we learn as much from them, most of the time, as what we teach," he said. O'Hara, a 1963 graduate of the University of South Dakota law school, will succeed Nebraska-Iowa FBI chief James Ahearn, who recently was promoted to head the bureau's offices in a five-state region in New England. Ahearn moved to Omaha in late 1984 after serving as assistant special agent-in-charge of the FBI's San Francisco office. O'Hara's early assignments with the FBI included two years as an agent in . Oklahoma City, investigating bank robberies and fugitive cases, and 10 years in -Norfolk, Vfc., where he investigated crimes on , military reservations and , thefts from the government He also served as an FBI legal instructor and an instructor of firearms and defensive tactics. . . ' ; . Other positions Later, when sent to FBI headquarters in Washington, O'Hara had supervisory authority over bank robbery-larceny- burglary investigations conducted by 20 West Coast field offices. He also spent two years at bureau headquarters in Washington in charge of a special unit dealing with terrorism on the East Coast Later, he was in charge of an administrative support unit that directed, financed and monitored FBI undercover activities throughout the United States. He then was put in charge of the bureau's general criminal section, which has nationwide responsibility in four key areas of federal enforcement and investigation: property crimes and undercover operations; personal crimes, including bank robbery, kidnapping, extortion and assaults of federal officers and officials; prosecution cases, including the FBI's "Ten Most Wanted" program; and thefts on or from military and Indian reservations. O'Hara, whose brother Patrick previously taught school in Walthill, is no relation to U.S. Marshal Thomas O'Hara of Omaha, the marshal said. Nicholas O'Hara's two sons are in law enforcement also. Nicholas Jr., 30, is an FBI agent in Boston and Pat 22, is a police officer in Fairfax County, Va. Nicholas O'Hara Sr. and his wife, Ramona, also have two daughters Carolyn, 20, who works at Dulles International Airport in Washington, and Laurie, 18, who is studying computers in Springfield, Va. Power Conference to draw over 500 More than 500 people from the upper Midwest and Canada are expected to attend the 33rd annual Area Power Conference Wednesday through Friday at the Cornhusker Hotel, 333 S. 13th St ; It is the first time the conference, hosted this year by the Nebraska Public Power District, has been scheduled in Nebraska. , " L I- ( VHS FORMAT VIDEO RECORDER ruj zoj GE 2-SPEED AUTOMATIC Automatic washer IF 1 k n f ir!-i 1S :nnfo)o)n nn 'Ktuiniir tiaViyTSJ hut OnitA franklv we'ra nveretnrkoH anH hnna not chinmontr f nro.kniiH dise is arriving daily. We must clear warehouse and showroom space immediately, : so we're biting the bullet on profit. 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