May 12, 1989 |
In the first case to charge that an Iran-Contra figure lied to the congressional committees that investigated the scandal, independent counsel Lawrence E. Walsh on Thursday unveiled a grand jury indictment accusing retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Richard V. Secord of committing perjury and obstruction of justice in his televised testimony. According to the nine-count indictment, which was voted by the grand jury April 7 but kept sealed to avoid influencing the trial of former National Security Council aide Oliver L. North, Secord lied repeatedly to congressional investigators in an attempt to conceal the profits he received from the sale of arms to Iran and Nicaragua's Contras.
November 8, 1989 |
Retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Richard V. Secord pleaded guilty today to one count of lying to congressional investigators in the Iran-Contra scandal. Secord had been scheduled to go on trial Monday on 12 criminal charges, nine of them stemming from his testimony to Congress in 1987. But at a pretrial hearing, Iran-Contra prosecutor Reid Weingarten announced that the government and Secord's lawyers had negotiated a plea bargain. The 11 other criminal charges against Secord are being dismissed.
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July 21, 1987
The war in Vietnam, the rescue of the Mayaguez, the Iran hostage rescue, the Beirut massacre, the silly invasion of Grenada, missing Moammar Kadafi's tent, the Stark incident, the B-1 stalled in Paris, and now Lt. Col. Oliver North, Adm. John Poindexter, and Gen. Richard Secord. I just can't wait to see what the military has in mind for its next heroic endeavor. P. MILLER La Jolla
May 20, 1987 |
Retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Richard Secord has appealed to the Swiss Supreme Court to block Geneva bank documents requested by U.S. officials investigating the Iran- contra scandal, the Swiss Justice Ministry said today. The U.S. Justice Department asked the Swiss government last December to freeze numerous bank accounts here used for channeling funds and to hand over relevant records.
July 19, 1987
North for President! But why stop there? Albert Hakim for secretary of defense, and Gen. Richard Secord for secretary of the treasury! Adolfo "Kill their doctors and teachers first and their hearts and minds will follow . . ." Calero for secretary of health, education and welfare. And, while we're at it, Edwin Meese for attorney general! Back in '84 when we all chanted "Four More Years!" we may have been talking about Ronald Reagan, but we might as well have been addressing George Orwell.