CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 2, 1988
Drugs are not a police problem but a health problem. Just how long are we going to suffer from this phony "war on drugs?" And we are suffering--gangs are fighting for turf and police are running roughshod over citizens' rights and property. The government should take over the supply and regulate the sale and distribution of these products. There is something wrong with a society in which so many people turn to drugs for a sense of peace and well-being. GEORGE HANSEN Los Angeles
December 19, 1987 |
The Justice Department on Friday sued the wife of former Rep. George Hansen (R-Ida.), accusing her of failing to file financial disclosure forms when she worked for the government and when she ran for Congress. The lawsuit against Connie Hansen--whose husband served 11 months in prison for his 1984 conviction on four counts of falsifying financial disclosure statements to Congress--came after the Justice Department said it made unsuccessful attempts to persuade her to file the forms.
October 2, 1987 |
Former U.S. Rep. George Hansen was released from prison Thursday after serving 11 1/2 months for an ethics law violation. The Idaho Republican, pushing a cart holding boxes of notes and other belongings, was escorted from the minimum-security section of the Federal Correctional Institution to a reunion with his wife, Connie. Hansen did not rule out a return to elective office.
July 28, 1987
Former Rep. George Hansen will remain in prison until Sept. 23 following denial of his request to the U.S. Parole Commission to be freed immediately, a Justice Department spokesman said. The commission voted 7 to 2 that Hansen, who was arrested April 15 in Omaha, Neb., for violating the terms of his parole, should remain at the federal penitentiary at Petersburg, Va., the spokesman said. Hansen, of Idaho, was freed Dec.
May 12, 1987 |
Federal authorities on Monday revoked the parole of former Rep. George Hansen and ordered him to complete the remaining six months of his prison sentence for violating congressional ethics laws, the Justice Department said. "He will be transferred to a federal facility for the remainder of his sentence, but it has not been decided where or when," department spokesman Joe Krovisky said. Hansen, a Republican from Idaho, has been jailed in nearby Alexandria, Va.
April 30, 1987 |
A U.S. Parole Commission hearing examiner recommended Wednesday that former Rep. George Hansen be sent back to prison until at least Nov. 5, Hansen's attorney said. "The hearing examiner recommended parole revocation, which was no surprise to us, but he also recommended that Mr. Hansen forfeit all of his free time since Jan. 7," said attorney Frank Campbell after the parole hearing.