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May 15, 1989 | From Associated Press
The forewoman of the jury that convicted for White House aide Oliver L. North is the cousin of a secretary to the prosecutor in the case, a spokesman for the independent counsel's office said today. James Wieghart said the matter was brought to the attention of the court and North's attorneys "when we learned of the relationship from the secretary" during North's trial in the Iran-Contra scandal. U.S. District Judge Gerhard A. Gesell, who presided in the case, held a hearing on the matter, but the record of that proceeding has been sealed.
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May 15, 1989 | From Associated Press
The forewoman of the jury that convicted for White House aide Oliver L. North is the cousin of a secretary to the prosecutor in the case, a spokesman for the independent counsel's office said today. James Wieghart said the matter was brought to the attention of the court and North's attorneys "when we learned of the relationship from the secretary" during North's trial in the Iran-Contra scandal. U.S. District Judge Gerhard A. Gesell, who presided in the case, held a hearing on the matter, but the record of that proceeding has been sealed.
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January 12, 1989 | DAN MORAIN, Times Staff Writer
John Keker was a young second lieutenant commanding a platoon of 60 Marines in Vietnam 23 years ago when an enemy bullet shattered his elbow and left it permanently disabled. Now, the retired Marine is enmeshed in a different sort of combat. His target is another bemedaled Marine veteran, the one President Reagan has called a national hero. With a Washington courtroom as the battlefield, Keker, 45, is leading the effort to prosecute retired Lt. Col.
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January 12, 1989 | DAN MORAIN, Times Staff Writer
John Keker was a young second lieutenant commanding a platoon of 60 Marines in Vietnam 23 years ago when an enemy bullet shattered his elbow and left it permanently disabled. Now, the retired Marine is enmeshed in a different sort of combat. His target is another bemedaled Marine veteran, the one President Reagan has called a national hero. With a Washington courtroom as the battlefield, Keker, 45, is leading the effort to prosecute retired Lt. Col.
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November 24, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The chief prosecutor in the trial of Oliver North has been appointed to the San Francisco Police Commission. Mayor Art Agnos said he appointed lawyer John Keker to the post because a "strong presence" is needed on the panel. Keker, named a city fire commissioner by Agnos last year, will replace former Police Chief Al Nelder, who was the last remaining appointee of former Mayor Dianne Feinstein. Nelder resigned suddenly.
BUSINESS
December 6, 2002 | From Bloomberg News
U.S. prosecutors said they will seek a new indictment against former Enron Corp. Chief Financial Officer Andrew Fastow, a signal the government may add charges or defendants in the case against the alleged mastermind of the fraud that led to the energy trader's collapse. Fastow pleaded innocent Nov. 6 to 78 counts of fraud, money laundering and other charges.
BUSINESS
October 22, 2003 | From Reuters
The criminal trial of Frank Quattrone will resume today in a Manhattan federal court when an absent juror is expected to return after the birth of his first child, allowing the deadlocked jury to start its fourth day of deliberations. John Keker, the lead attorney for the former star banker, said during a closed-door meeting with the judge that he was concerned jurors have been away from the trial for too long to come to a fair verdict.
BUSINESS
August 5, 2003 | Thomas S. Mulligan
The obstruction-of-justice trial of former CS First Boston investment banker Frank Quattrone should be moved near his Northern California home because his wife is ill and would be unable to travel to New York, Quattrone's lawyer said Monday. The lawyer, John Keker, did not describe the illness and had no comment after a hearing in the courtroom of U.S. District Judge Richard Owen. Owen made no ruling on the request.
BUSINESS
November 27, 2001 | Bloomberg News
Russian computer programmer Dmitry Sklyarov will face trial no earlier than June on charges he illegally sold software that allows users to copy Adobe Systems Inc.'s electronic book readers. A new schedule set by U.S. District Judge Ronald Whyte in San Jose will push Sklyarov's trial back from a planned date early next year, said Judy Trummer, a spokeswoman for Sklyarov's defense lawyers.
NEWS
February 3, 1989
Selection of a jury pool for Oliver L. North's Iran-Contra trial reached the halfway point, with the judge predicting the effort will take most of next week also. By the end of the third day of selecting a pool of 50 potential jurors, 18 women and seven men had been qualified after painstaking, often solicitous questioning. U.S. District Judge Gerhard A.
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February 23, 1989 | From Associated Press
Nicaraguan rebel leader Adolfo Calero testified today in Oliver L. North's criminal trial that he hadn't expected the former Marine lieutenant colonel to make personal use of any of the $90,000 Calero gave him to help free American hostages in Lebanon. "I had absolute trust in what Col. North was doing, so I was not intent in demanding an accounting" of the money, Calero said. "He said that he had an accounting. We talked about getting it, but I guess I never got around to it."
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March 3, 1989 | From Times wire service s
The judge at Oliver L. North's Iran-Contra trial told North's lawyers today that they would be given the widest possible latitude in cross-examining prosecution witnesses with classified material. "I don't want to kill anybody . . . but beyond that . . . you have an open door," U.S. District Judge Gerhard A. Gesell told North lawyer Barry Simon, referring to the possibility that disclosure of classified information could harm someone.
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