Members of The Order were assigned to assassinate Henry A. Kissinger, David Rockefeller and other prominent people as part of their oath to rid America of Jewish influence, a former member of the white supremacist group testified.
The members went so far as to plan a suicide bombing at the Olympic Hotel in Seattle in November 1983, when a member of France's wealthy Rothschild family supposedly was to visit.
The testimony came from Denver Daw Parmenter II, one of 23 people indicted for racketeering in what the government says was a crime wave by the group that included murder, armored-car robberies and counterfeiting.
Parmenter, 33, pleaded guilty in January to racketeering in exchange for a 20-year term in a medium-security prison. Ten others indicted pleaded guilty earlier, and one defendant pleaded guilty yesterday.
Parmenter was the second government witness in the case before U.S. District Court Judge Walter McGovern. The government alleges the defendants ran a national crime campaign to support their white supremacist views, with a goal of overthrowing the U.S. government.
Parmenter testified that at a September 1983 meeting at which The Order was formed, the nine people attending were each assigned an assassination target. The targets, he said, included Kissinger, Rockefeller and the heads of the three major television networks.
The assassinations were to be carried out if the group's members became scattered and The Order destroyed, he said.