October 30, 2003 |
A judge's decision to overturn one of former CIA operative Edwin Wilson's three convictions could mean that the once globe-trotting arms dealer will be a free man by 2005, and possibly earlier, sentencing experts said Wednesday. Federal officials said they were evaluating whether to appeal a ruling late Monday by U.S. District Judge Lynn Hughes in Houston that overturned Wilson's 1983 conviction for selling tons of plastic explosives to Libya.
August 14, 1987 |
Congressional investigators today interviewed Edwin P. Wilson, the convicted former CIA official, at a maximum-security prison in Illinois as part of their investigation into the Iran- contra scandal. Bob Havel, a spokesman for the House Iran-contra committees, said congressional staffers flew to Marion, Ill., to talk to Wilson at his request.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 2002 |
Theodore G. Shackley, a retired associate deputy director for clandestine operations of the CIA whose career took him from the streets of Berlin to the jungles of Laos and Vietnam, died of cancer Monday at his home in Bethesda, Md. He was 75. In the context of an agency and a profession whose watchwords are secrecy and deception, Shackley was a legendary figure. He was known as "the godfather of secret warriors."
February 23, 1990 |
A federal grand jury Thursday indicted Thomas G. Clines, a former CIA operative accused of arranging arms sales in the Iran-Contra affair, on four counts of failing to pay income taxes on his share of the profits from the covert operation. Clines, 61, was a partner with retired Maj. Gen. Richard V. Secord and businessman Albert A. Hakim in the secret "enterprise" directed by former White House aide Oliver L. North that shipped weapons to Iran and channeled arms to the rebels in Nicaragua.
December 1, 1987 |
The state Supreme Court on Monday ordered the disbarment of a Rancho Mirage attorney who claimed he had been tricked into joining a conspiracy to smuggle 20 tons of plastic explosives to Libya in 1977. The justices unanimously upheld the penalty the State Bar recommended against Edward J. Bloom, 79, who had been convicted and placed on probation in 1983 on federal charges of conspiring to violate U.S. munitions and shipping laws.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 1985 |
The State of California has paid $75,000 to an Illinois widow, closing the book on a gruesome accident that occurred eight years ago on a desolate stretch of Southern California desert. Two men were killed while disposing of explosive waste from Space Ordnance Systems, a Santa Clarita Valley defense contractor. Robert D. Howard, 41, and Ronald R.