May 6, 1988 |
"Judgment in Berlin" (selected theaters) is a taut, punchy courtroom drama involving complex and important issues. For all its passion and clarity, it plays like a movie for television and already has been sold to ABC. It probably would have gone directly to TV if it didn't have Sean Penn in a key part.
April 9, 1988 |
Independent counsel Lawrence E. Walsh charged in a court filing Friday that lawyers for Lt. Col. Oliver L. North and others in the Iran-Contra affair are employing "unprecedented" delaying tactics that could make scheduling a trial for the men "nearly impossible." In responding to legal attacks on the criminal indictments of North, John M. Poindexter and Albert A. Hakim, Walsh offered U.S. District Judge Gerhard A.
May 26, 1988 |
The judge in the Iran-Contra case warned today that the congressional immunity granted Oliver L. North and two co-defendants could make trying the three on conspiracy charges a "practical impossibility." U.S. District Judge Gerhard A. Gesell raised the problem at a hearing on the difficulty resulting from immunized testimony given to Congress by North, a former National Security Council staff member; former presidential National Security Adviser John M. Poindexter, and businessman Albert A.
May 27, 1988 |
The judge in the Iran-Contra case questioned Thursday whether congressional immunity given to Oliver L. North and two co-defendants would make it a "practical impossibility" to try them on conspiracy charges. The limited immunity granted North, a fired National Security Council aide and retired Marine lieutenant colonel; former National Security Adviser John M. Poindexter and arms dealer Albert A. Hakim might interfere with their getting a fair trial on the most serious charges in the case, U.S.
May 20, 1988 |
In their testimony to congressional committees last year, Lt. Col. Oliver L. North and two other Iran-Contra defendants volunteered potentially crucial evidence that could be used against them in court, a special counsel for the prosecution said Thursday. North, John M. Poindexter and Albert A. Hakim testified only upon assurances that their testimony would not be used to prosecute them. But Herbert J.
July 12, 1986 |
A California-based irradiation company and two executives have pleaded innocent to charges that they covered up a spill of radiation-contaminated water at a New Jersey plant by instructing employees to flush it down drains. Federal authorities said when the indictment was handed up in June that there was no current danger to the community surrounding the Dover plant.