Fritz Springmeier

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Fritz Springmeier
BornViktor E. Schoof
(1955-09-24) September 24, 1955 (age 67)
Portland, Oregon, U.S.
Alma materKansas State University
GenreConspiracy literature
SpousePatricia Springmeier
RelativesJames E. Schoof (father)

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Fritz Artz Springmeier (born Viktor E. Schoof, September 24, 1955)[1][2] is an American author of conspiracy theory literature who has written a number of books claiming that a global elite who belong to Satanic bloodlines are conspiring to dominate the world. He has described his goal as "exposing the New World Order agenda."[3]

Life and career

Early life

Springmeier's father, James E. Schoof, worked for the United States Agency for International Development[4] as an international agriculturist, with a primary focus on developing the Balochistan area of Pakistan.[4]


Springmeier received a Masters in English from the University of Kansas.[citation needed]

Conspiracy theories

Springmeier, formerly a resident of Corbett, Oregon, has written and self-published a number of books based on the subject of the bloodline Illuminati and their use of mind control. He has also endorsed the existence of Project Monarch, an alleged CIA mind control project, based partially on the assertions of author Cathy O'Brien.[5][6]

Springmeier's early work, The Watchtower & the Masons, focuses on the relationship between Jehovah's Witnesses and Freemasonry. In this book he describes a relationship between Charles Taze Russell and the so-called "Eastern Establishment". Springmeier followed these links into Masonry and did a further examination of the Eastern establishment.[citation needed]

Criminal conviction

On January 31, 2002, Springmeier was indicted in the United States District Court in Portland, Oregon in connection with an armed robbery. On February 12, 2003, he was found guilty of one count of armed bank robbery in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 2113(a) and (d) and one count of aiding and abetting in the use of a semi-automatic rifle during the commission of a felony in violation of 18 U.S.C § 924(c)(1).[7] In November 2003, he was sentenced to 51 months in prison on the armed robbery charge and 60 months on the aiding and abetting charge, fined $7,500, ordered to pay $6,488 in restitution, and assessed an additional $200. Springmeier's conviction was affirmed by the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.[8] He was imprisoned, and was released from federal prison on March 25, 2011.[9][10]

Personal life

Fritz Springmeier is married to Patricia Springmeier.[11]

Selected works

  • Bloodlines of the Illuminati, Fritz Springmeier, Ambassador House, 1998, ISBN 0-9663533-2-3
  • Deeper Insights into the Illuminati Formula, Wheeler, Fritz Springmeier, CreateSpace, 2010, ISBN 1-4515-0269-9
  • The Illuminati Formula Used to Create an Undetectable Total Mind Controlled Slave, Cisco Wheeler, Fritz Springmeier, On Demand Publishing, 1996, ASIN B0006QXVU4, ISBN 1-4404-9022-8

See also


  1. ^ Geni Genealogy Directory
  2. ^ "Couple tied to separatist movement face drug-trafficking charges". Eugene Register-Guard. March 3, 2001. p. 2B. Archived from the original on 2015-12-23. Retrieved 2014-03-10.
  3. ^ Redden, Jim (Oct 30, 2009). "FBI Probes Alleged Threat to Officer". Portland Tribune. Portland, OR. Archived from the original on January 21, 2011. Retrieved 2020-06-02.
  4. ^ a b Schoof, James E. (December 1991), Balochistan Area Development Project : Final Report (PDF), NY, NY: The United States Agency for International Development, archived (PDF) from the original on 2013-11-26, retrieved 2014-03-10
  5. ^ Barkun, Michael (2006). A Culture of Conspiracy: Apocalyptic Visions in Contemporary America. Berkeley, California: University of California Press. p. 76. ISBN 0-520-24812-0.
  6. ^ Parfrey, Adam (1995). Cult Rapture. Portland, Oregon: Feral Press. p. 241. ISBN 0-922915-22-9.
  7. ^ "United States v. Springmeier, 254 F. Supp. 2d 1192 (D. Ore. 2003)".
  8. ^ United States v. Springmeier, docket no. 03-30534, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (Oct. 14, 2004).
  9. ^ "Inmate Locator".
  10. ^ Blejwas, Andrew; Griggs, Anthony; Potok, Mark (Summer 2005). "Almost 60 Terrorist Plots Uncovered in the U.S." Southern Poverty Law Center. Archived from the original on 2010-11-24. Retrieved 2010-11-22.
  11. ^ "Rebuttal to the KATU News Report Regarding My Husband, Fritz Springmeier", January 16, 2012

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