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April 2, 1988 | Associated Press
Following is the text of the statement issued Friday by the office of independent counsel James C. McKay regarding the investigation of Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III: James C. McKay, the independent counsel investigating Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III, in order to clarify the current status of this criminal investigation, announced today that, based on the evidence developed to date, he does not intend to recommend that the grand jury return an indictment against Mr.
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June 28, 1989 | PAUL HOUSTON and MICHAEL YBARRA, Times Staff Writers
A federal appeals court, bitterly divided over the use of a key adverb in an ethics law, Tuesday reversed the conviction of former White House aide Lyn Nofziger on charges that he illegally lobbied former colleagues on behalf of private clients. The panel ruled, 2 to 1, that a special prosecutor had failed to prove that Nofziger "knowingly" violated a one-year ban on senior government officials' lobbying their former agencies. In a dissent, Judge Harry T. Edwards argued that no such proof was required because the adverb--buried in a long, tortuously constructed sentence in the statute--did not apply in Nofziger's case.
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NEWS
January 31, 1988 | From the Washington Post
Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III was one of several U.S. officials, according to an informed Israeli source, who had contact over a period of years with Israeli officials about a $1-billion Iraqi oil pipeline project that is now the subject of a special investigation in Washington. "We considered Meese a competent member of the government of the United States, and for us, any approach by a competent member of the U.S.
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January 17, 1989 | RUTH MARCUS, The Washington Post
An internal Justice Department report on former Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III concludes that he engaged in "conduct which should not be tolerated of any government employee, especially not the attorney general," and that disciplinary action by the President would be warranted if Meese was still in office.
NEWS
July 19, 1988 | PAUL HOUSTON, Times Staff Writer
Hard-working, mild-mannered and substantially inexperienced in criminal law, independent counsel James C. McKay has been clubbed from both sides in his 14-month investigation of Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III. He has been accused by Meese and his attorneys of taking "a cheap shot" at great public expense and he has been faulted by Meese's critics for not seeking indictments.
NEWS
April 1, 1988 | PAUL HOUSTON, Times Staff Writer
Independent counsel James C. McKay urged Thursday that former White House aide Lyn Nofziger be fined and imprisoned because he showed "a total lack of remorse" over his recent conviction for illegal lobbying. E. Lawrence Barcella, Nofziger's attorney, immediately denounced the recommendation to U.S. District Judge Thomas A. Flannery, calling it "ridiculous, unnecessary and totally lacking in compassion."
NEWS
January 17, 1989 | RUTH MARCUS, The Washington Post
An internal Justice Department report on former Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III concludes that he engaged in "conduct which should not be tolerated of any government employee, especially not the attorney general," and that disciplinary action by the President would be warranted if Meese was still in office.
NEWS
February 3, 1987 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, Times Staff Writer
James C. McKay, a veteran Washington trial lawyer, was appointed Monday by a federal court panel to investigate former White House political director Lyn Nofziger, who faces conflict-of-interest allegations stemming from his lobbying activities after leaving the government in 1982.
NEWS
February 1, 1988 | MICHAEL WINES, Times Staff Writer
President Reagan has full confidence in Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III despite being told last week that Meese is the "focal point" of a criminal probe into a $1-billion pipeline project backed by Meese's close friend, E. Robert Wallach, White House Chief of Staff Howard H. Baker Jr. said Sunday. Baker said he was informed of Meese's role last Wednesday by independent counsel James C.
NEWS
June 28, 1989 | PAUL HOUSTON and MICHAEL YBARRA, Times Staff Writers
A federal appeals court, bitterly divided over the use of a key adverb in an ethics law, Tuesday reversed the conviction of former White House aide Lyn Nofziger on charges that he illegally lobbied former colleagues on behalf of private clients. The panel ruled, 2 to 1, that a special prosecutor had failed to prove that Nofziger "knowingly" violated a one-year ban on senior government officials' lobbying their former agencies. In a dissent, Judge Harry T. Edwards argued that no such proof was required because the adverb--buried in a long, tortuously constructed sentence in the statute--did not apply in Nofziger's case.
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July 20, 1988 | From United Press International
The California State Bar has asked for independent counsel James McKay's report on Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III so it can look into possible violation of the state's attorney ethics code, a spokeswoman said Tuesday. "We have requested a copy of the report," said Ann Charles of the State Bar. "We intend to review the report and take whatever action is appropriate." Meese practiced law in California and was an Alameda County deputy district attorney before going on to Sacramento to serve then-Gov.
NEWS
July 19, 1988 | RONALD J. OSTROW and ROBERT L. JACKSON, Times Staff Writers
Independent counsel James C. McKay concluded in a report released Monday that Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III probably committed four violations of federal conflict-of-interest and tax laws while serving as the nation's chief law enforcement officer. But McKay cited several grounds for his decision not to prosecute Meese. In an 814-page report, McKay said there was no evidence that Meese had acted "for personal gain" or "out of self-interest."
NEWS
July 19, 1988 | PAUL HOUSTON, Times Staff Writer
Hard-working, mild-mannered and substantially inexperienced in criminal law, independent counsel James C. McKay has been clubbed from both sides in his 14-month investigation of Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III. He has been accused by Meese and his attorneys of taking "a cheap shot" at great public expense and he has been faulted by Meese's critics for not seeking indictments.
NEWS
July 19, 1988 | ROBERT L. JACKSON and RONALD J. OSTROW, Times Staff Writers
The highly critical report on Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III by independent counsel James C. McKay, while not calling for any criminal prosecution, shed light Monday on new facts and questions that are certain to be examined in an internal Justice Department investigation of the attorney general. The report said that San Francisco attorney E.
NEWS
April 23, 1988 | RONALD J. OSTROW and JAMES GERSTENZANG, Times Staff Writers
President Reagan, two days after being told by the Justice Department's former No. 2 official that Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III "has lost his moral authority to lead the department," insisted Friday that Meese should not resign and that the department is running "just fine." Reagan held firm in his public defense of his longtime friend as details emerged of the extraordinary meeting Reagan and Vice President George Bush had Wednesday with former Deputy Atty. Gen. Arnold I. Burns and William F.
NEWS
April 2, 1988 | Associated Press
Following is the text of the statement issued Friday by the office of independent counsel James C. McKay regarding the investigation of Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III: James C. McKay, the independent counsel investigating Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III, in order to clarify the current status of this criminal investigation, announced today that, based on the evidence developed to date, he does not intend to recommend that the grand jury return an indictment against Mr.
NEWS
July 19, 1988 | RONALD J. OSTROW and ROBERT L. JACKSON, Times Staff Writers
Independent counsel James C. McKay concluded in a report released Monday that Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III probably committed four violations of federal conflict-of-interest and tax laws while serving as the nation's chief law enforcement officer. But McKay cited several grounds for his decision not to prosecute Meese. In an 814-page report, McKay said there was no evidence that Meese had acted "for personal gain" or "out of self-interest."
NEWS
July 19, 1988 | ROBERT L. JACKSON and RONALD J. OSTROW, Times Staff Writers
The highly critical report on Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III by independent counsel James C. McKay, while not calling for any criminal prosecution, shed light Monday on new facts and questions that are certain to be examined in an internal Justice Department investigation of the attorney general. The report said that San Francisco attorney E.
NEWS
April 2, 1988 | RONALD J. OSTROW, Times Staff Writer
Independent counsel James C. McKay on Friday ruled out the possibility of an indictment of Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III "based on the evidence developed to date" about his roles in a controversial Iraqi pipeline project and several other matters under investigation.
NEWS
April 1, 1988 | PAUL HOUSTON, Times Staff Writer
Independent counsel James C. McKay urged Thursday that former White House aide Lyn Nofziger be fined and imprisoned because he showed "a total lack of remorse" over his recent conviction for illegal lobbying. E. Lawrence Barcella, Nofziger's attorney, immediately denounced the recommendation to U.S. District Judge Thomas A. Flannery, calling it "ridiculous, unnecessary and totally lacking in compassion."
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