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December 31, 1987 | From a Times Staff Writer
A middleman in the CIA's 1986 arms purchase from associates of Oliver L. North, citing national security and his Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination, refused last week to disclose his finances to a Georgia court. Arms dealer James P. Atwood, who is battling a half-million-dollar legal judgment, testified that "very real threats (were made) against my life for things I had done in the national security." "I have to choose my words very carefully," he said. In the Dec.
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December 31, 1987 | From a Times Staff Writer
A middleman in the CIA's 1986 arms purchase from associates of Oliver L. North, citing national security and his Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination, refused last week to disclose his finances to a Georgia court. Arms dealer James P. Atwood, who is battling a half-million-dollar legal judgment, testified that "very real threats (were made) against my life for things I had done in the national security." "I have to choose my words very carefully," he said. In the Dec.
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December 31, 1987 | WILLIAM C. REMPEL and MICHAEL WINES, Times Staff Writers
It began as a shipload of weapons for the Nicaraguan Contras, secretly bought in a dark corner of the international arms bazaar from a notorious Mideast terrorist by private agents of White House aide Oliver L. North.
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December 31, 1987 | WILLIAM C. REMPEL and MICHAEL WINES, Times Staff Writers
It began as a shipload of weapons for the Nicaraguan Contras, secretly bought in a dark corner of the international arms bazaar from a notorious Mideast terrorist by private agents of White House aide Oliver L. North.
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May 9, 1987 | MICHAEL WINES and WILLIAM C. REMPEL, Times Staff Writers
Retired Maj. Gen. Richard V. Secord and his partner, working with a shadowy former Army colonel who later helped them sell arms to the CIA, last year tapped an Iran- contra bank account in Switzerland to invest at least $60,000 in a venture to sell submachine guns to the contras and others, reliable sources said Friday. The gun venture, which at one time anticipated a $1-million profit, was among $350,000 in business spinoffs that Secord and his partner, Albert A.
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March 31, 1987 | MICHAEL WINES and WILLIAM C. REMPEL, Times Staff Writers
Independent counsel Lawrence E. Walsh and a Senate committee are investigating the CIA's purchase last fall of $1.2 million in smuggled weapons from Lt. Col. Oliver L. North's two top aides in the Iran- contra affair, U.S. and European sources said Monday. Working separately, the two offices are questioning whether the CIA made the unusual purchase last September as a financial reward for former Air Force Maj. Gen. Richard V. Secord and California businessman Albert A.
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May 9, 1987 | MICHAEL WINES and WILLIAM C. REMPEL, Times Staff Writers
Retired Maj. Gen. Richard V. Secord and his partner, working with a shadowy former Army colonel who later helped them sell arms to the CIA, last year tapped an Iran- contra bank account in Switzerland to invest at least $60,000 in a venture to sell submachine guns to the contras and others, reliable sources said Friday. The gun venture, which at one time anticipated a $1-million profit, was among $350,000 in business spinoffs that Secord and his partner, Albert A.
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