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March 10, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Whitewater figure James B. McDougal, who died Sunday at the Federal Medical Center in Fort Worth, was in solitary confinement when he collapsed of an apparent heart attack in a jail cell, a federal prison official said. McDougal, 57, had been placed in "administrative detention" because he had refused to give a urine sample as part of random drug testing for inmates, said Todd Craig, chief spokesman for the U.S. Bureau of Prisons.
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September 14, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Whitewater witness James B. McDougal complained of feeling ill hours before he died in a prison cell, but he was never seen by a doctor, according to a federal government report. McDougal, a former business partner of President Clinton, also had no access to his heart medication after he was placed in a solitary confinement cell known as "The Hole" at the Federal Medical Center prison in Fort Worth. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram obtained the report under the Freedom of Information Act.
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August 15, 1996 | SARA FRITZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a turnabout that could affect the Whitewater investigation, President Clinton's friend and investment partner James B. McDougal is cooperating with independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr, apparently seeking leniency in the sentencing for his conviction on fraud and conspiracy charges, sources close to the case said Wednesday.
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May 17, 1998 | From Associated Press
Alleged cash payoffs to Bill Clinton of $2,000 a month. A supposed presidential promise to pardon Susan McDougal. Convicted felon James B. McDougal, in a new book, fired off one last round of accusations before his death, all of them denied by the president's Whitewater lawyer. McDougal's first-person account, written with Boston Globe reporter Curtis Wilkie, quotes President Clinton as saying in 1996 "you can depend on that" when McDougal requested a pardon for his former wife.
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August 5, 1995 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Clinton and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton say in sworn statements made public Friday that they contributed almost as much money as Arkansas businessman James B. McDougal to the failed Whitewater resort development project, denying suggestions that the venture was a sweetheart deal in which McDougal put up most of the money.
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March 15, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
James B. McDougal, who was President Clinton's Whitewater investment partner, appeared to grow sick and weak during his trial in Little Rock, Ark., on conspiracy and fraud charges. Attorney Sam Heuer said that "fatigue and stress" caused by the trial have intensified McDougal's health problems. McDougal, who is manic-depressive, also suffers from blocked arteries. Earlier in the day, Judge George Howard excused an alternate juror, Barbara Adams.
NEWS
June 16, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
James B. McDougal, President Clinton's former business partner in the failed Whitewater real estate deal, left Arkansas for a federal prison in Lexington, Ky., to serve a three years for fraud and conspiracy. In the 1970s McDougal and his then-wife, Susan, along with Clinton and his wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton, were investors in the real estate venture, which was underwritten by Madison Guaranty Savings and Loan, which McDougal owned.
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March 16, 1996 | Associated Press
A federal judge ordered NBC-TV and CNN to turn over tapes of interviews with Whitewater figure David Hale, the government's chief witness against James B. McDougal, the former business partner of President Clinton. U.S. District Judge George Howard said Friday that the networks must turn over the portions of the interviews that they aired and bring the outtakes to court so the judge can determine whether McDougal also is entitled to them.
NEWS
January 13, 1996 | Reuters
The Senate Whitewater Committee announced Friday that it will delay enforcing subpoenas for documents from Arkansas Gov. Jim Guy Tucker, James B. McDougal and Susan McDougal until after their trials. Sen. Alfonse M. D'Amato (R-N.Y.) said the delay was requested by independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr and Judge George Howard Jr. The McDougals were partners with President Clinton in the failed Whitewater real estate project.
NEWS
September 14, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Whitewater witness James B. McDougal complained of feeling ill hours before he died in a prison cell, but he was never seen by a doctor, according to a federal government report. McDougal, a former business partner of President Clinton, also had no access to his heart medication after he was placed in a solitary confinement cell known as "The Hole" at the Federal Medical Center prison in Fort Worth. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram obtained the report under the Freedom of Information Act.
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May 1, 1998 | From Associated Press
Imprisoned Whitewater figure James B. McDougal died of natural causes, even though he had an abnormal amount of the antidepressant Prozac in his system, a medical examiner said Thursday. "In our opinion, there is no indication of foul play, no indication of poisons," said Tarrant County Medical Examiner Nizam Peerwani. "We are pretty confident that he died of natural causes."
NEWS
March 19, 1998 | From Associated Press
The man who succeeded President Clinton as Arkansas governor said Wednesday he was told of allegations made by state troopers that Clinton used them to arrange sexual trysts. "This was a group that was opposed to Clinton and seemed to have an ax to grind with him. They made allegations as to then-Gov. Clinton's personal life, yes," Jim Guy Tucker said in response to reporters' questions.
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March 10, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Whitewater figure James B. McDougal, who died Sunday at the Federal Medical Center in Fort Worth, was in solitary confinement when he collapsed of an apparent heart attack in a jail cell, a federal prison official said. McDougal, 57, had been placed in "administrative detention" because he had refused to give a urine sample as part of random drug testing for inmates, said Todd Craig, chief spokesman for the U.S. Bureau of Prisons.
NEWS
June 16, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
James B. McDougal, President Clinton's former business partner in the failed Whitewater real estate deal, left Arkansas for a federal prison in Lexington, Ky., to serve a three years for fraud and conspiracy. In the 1970s McDougal and his then-wife, Susan, along with Clinton and his wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton, were investors in the real estate venture, which was underwritten by Madison Guaranty Savings and Loan, which McDougal owned.
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May 20, 1997 | Reuters
A federal judge on Monday denied a request by James B. McDougal, President Clinton's former Whitewater partner, to remain free while he appeals convictions on fraud and conspiracy charges. Whitewater prosecutors had agreed not to oppose McDougal's request, but U.S. District Judge George Howard turned it down, saying he was not convinced the appeal would result in a reversal of the convictions or a new trial. "The motion for bond pending appeal has been denied," Howard said in his ruling.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 1997
Re the first lady's strange comment, April 11: "The continuing saga of Whitewater reminds her of 'some people's obsession with UFOs and the Hale-Bopp comet.' " Yes! (but not the intent of her remarks). Both are a search for the truth. If the wonders of science, the universe and truth were an obsession of more than some people, including Hillary Clinton, our planet/our home would be a better place. ASTA YOUNG Santa Monica So Hillary Clinton is now taking to the airwaves in a futile attempt to assure everyone that "there isn't anything to be hushed up about," with regard to Webster L. Hubbell.
NEWS
March 6, 1996 | From a Times Staff Writer
Atty. Gen. Janet Reno filed a motion Tuesday supporting President Clinton's view that he should not be forced to testify in person at the Whitewater-related trial of James B. McDougal, ex-wife Susan McDougal and Arkansas Gov. Jim Guy Tucker. Reno told the court that it would be an "unwarranted interference" in the nation's business for the president to be questioned in person. His attorneys are offering to make him available to be questioned on videotape.
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April 15, 1997 | From Associated Press
These are excerpts from an NBC interview with James B. McDougal, to be aired today on "Dateline NBC." Question: Did you feel abandoned by the president when he did not offer a pardon? McDougal: Uh, I wasn't so much concerned he had abandoned me. I felt he had abandoned Susan. * Q: Your ex-wife. McDougal: I really thought he would pardon her. That was a big factor in my decision. * Q: And if the president wasn't going to protect an old friend, you weren't going to protect him?
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