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03 March 2009

Peter Kevin Langan (1959 - ) outlaw and Cherie Roberts (? - ).

Peter was the son of a US foreign aid official. He grew up in Saigon and Wheaton, Illinois. His father died when he was nine.

He dropped out in 10th grade, and ran away. In 1974 he fled arrest and was shot in the leg. He was convicted of robbery and served five years.


He emerged as a white separatist. He converted to Mormonism, but later was ordained in a Ku Klux Klan affiliated church.

In 1992, he and a colleague robbed a Pizza Hut in Georgia, and he was arrested the next year. He faced a life sentence but the US Secret Service sprang him from jail to find his associate. Langan disappeared after six weeks.

He became Commander Pedro and with three confederates he became a neo-Nazi revolutionary. Imitating the 1991 film Point Break and the Andrew Macdonald (William Pierce) fascist novel The Turner Diaries, they robbed 22 small-town banks in 7 states wearing masks of US presidents and taking only what they found in the till. They called themselves the Aryan Republican Army and it has been said that they helped fund the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.

Langan also attended Crossdressers and Friends in Kansas City where he presented as Donna. There he met Cherie Roberts a ftm crossdresser who turned up in the final days of his trial and demanded to speak to her wife. Their story was dramatized as an episode of The Investigators television show in 2005.

*Cherie is not the female porn star. Peter is not the London and Los Angeles restaurateur, nor the orthopaedic surgeon cum painter.
  • Richard Leiby. “The Saga of Pretty Boy Pedro: How a Wheaton Kid Became a Neo-Nazi Bank Robber, and One Confused Human Being”. The Washington Post Feb 13 1997. Online at: http://www.constitution.org/okc/jdt03-17.htm.

3 comments:

  1. Anonymous7/8/10 03:17

    I did time with Langan at Marion USP. I knew of his robberies and Aryan Republican Army, but had no idea of his crossdressing!! That wouldn't go over to well with the tough guys at a U.S. Penitentiary!!!

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  2. Peter is as tough as nails and has over 15 years to gain the respect of 'tough guys' as you put it.

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  3. Peter Langan did not grow up in Wheaton, IL. He grew up in Wheaton, MD. He and the rest of the ARA robbed banks in the Midwest due to a belief that security would more lax. I believe his address was 3923 Isbel Street, Wheaton, MD.

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