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December 17, 1988 | RONALD J. OSTROW, Times Staff Writer
A three-man trial team, headed by a former Marine platoon leader in Vietnam, was named Friday to prosecute ex-Marine Lt. Col. Oliver L. North on conspiracy and other charges related to secretly funding Nicaraguan rebels with money from the sale of arms to Iran. Independent counsel Lawrence E.
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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.
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April 12, 1989 | From Associated Press
Oliver L. North testified today that he thought an order to alter documents was designed to hide knowledge by then-President Ronald Reagan of secret National Security Council assistance to the Contras. North said then-National Security Adviser Robert C. McFarlane told him to change the documents during congressional inquiries into the NSC staff's assistance to the Contras during a ban on military aid to the Nicaraguan rebels. North's testimony contradicts McFarlane, who said it was North who proposed making changes to the documents in the late summer of 1985.
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May 5, 1989 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, Times Staff Writer
Oliver L. North, the central figure in the Iran-Contra scandal, was convicted Thursday on three felony charges of altering and destroying top-secret documents, helping to mislead Congress and illegally accepting the gift of a $13,800 home security system. The federal court jury, returning its verdict 2 1/2 years after the foreign policy scandal erupted, acquitted the 45-year-old retired Marine Corps lieutenant colonel of nine other charges. North, wearing a dark-gray suit and striped tie, sat ramrod-straight at the defense table as U.S. District Judge Gerhard A. Gesell read the jury findings handed up by foreman Denise Anderson, a hospital secretary, after the panel had deliberated 12 days.
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April 11, 1989 | From United Press International
Oliver L. North today barely controlled his evident disdain for trial prosecutor John W. Keker, who prodded the witness with repeated references to the high standards of behavior demanded of military officers. In his fourth day of testimony, the former Marine portrayed himself as a novice in the dark world of political warfare, testifying that he hid his actions from Congress in 1985 because he believed that it was the right thing to do. North, 45, defended his actions in the Iran-Contra scandal with a sweeping claim that nothing in his years of military service prepared him to carry out a covert activity that was the foundation of a foreign policy.
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April 18, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
An Iran-Contra prosecutor summed up the case against Oliver L. North today by citing Adolf Hitler, Joe Isuzu, Abraham Lincoln and the Bible, and portraying North as a lying, scheming bureaucrat who knew he was breaking the law. "The tragedy of Oliver North is that a man who says he cared so much about freedom and democracy in Nicaragua forgot about the demands of freedom and democracy at home," John W. Keker told a federal jury. North, on trial on 12 criminal counts stemming from his role in the 1985-86 Iran-Contra deal, sat stone-faced as Keker spoke directly to the jurors who have heard eight weeks of testimony.
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April 13, 1989 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, Times Staff Writer
A federal prosecutor, seeking to convince jurors that Oliver L. North's credibility is highly suspect, attempted to show Wednesday that North followed a pattern of deception in dealing with many government officials, not just members of Congress. Although North is standing trial on charges of making false statements to Congress and obstructing congressional inquiries, prosecutor John W. Keker produced documents suggesting that the retired Marine officer had also been "misleading or deceiving" FBI agents and fellow White House officials about his secret work for Nicaragua's rebels.
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April 12, 1989 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, Times Staff Writer
Oliver L. North, with his defense that he was merely a political pawn under intense attack, declared in federal court Tuesday that he had been singled out unfairly for prosecution and told his chief accuser, prosecutor John W. Keker: "You know it." Bristling under Keker's caustic cross-examination about false statements he had made to Congress, the retired lieutenant colonel said that he had been involved in "political warfare" between the White House and Congress for which he was ill-prepared.
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April 14, 1989 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, Times Staff Writer
Oliver L. North, concluding his defense against charges arising from the Iran-Contra scandal, wearily admitted Thursday that he had committed an act of "stupidity" in helping his secretary remove top-secret documents from the White House. Looking wan and tired, North rested his case after six days of sometimes grueling testimony about his role in arranging the 1986 sale of U.S. arms to Iran and supplying aid to the Contras in Nicaragua at a time when such assistance had been banned by Congress.
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April 19, 1989 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, Times Staff Writer
Former White House aide Oliver L. North's prosecutor drew an angry response from North's defense lawyer Tuesday when he likened the retired Marine lieutenant colonel to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler. North and his boss, former White House National Security Adviser Robert C. McFarlane, "were following Adolf Hitler's official strategy, which is the victor will never be asked if he told the truth," prosecutor John W. Keker declared. Terming the comparison "outrageous," defense attorney Brendan V. Sullivan Jr. shouted: "This man is not Adolf Hitler and he doesn't do things like Adolf Hitler."
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April 19, 1989 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, Times Staff Writer
Former White House aide Oliver L. North's prosecutor drew an angry response from North's defense lawyer Tuesday when he likened the retired Marine lieutenant colonel to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler. North and his boss, former White House National Security Adviser Robert C. McFarlane, "were following Adolf Hitler's official strategy, which is the victor will never be asked if he told the truth," prosecutor John W. Keker declared. Terming the comparison "outrageous," defense attorney Brendan V. Sullivan Jr. shouted: "This man is not Adolf Hitler and he doesn't do things like Adolf Hitler."
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April 18, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
An Iran-Contra prosecutor summed up the case against Oliver L. North today by citing Adolf Hitler, Joe Isuzu, Abraham Lincoln and the Bible, and portraying North as a lying, scheming bureaucrat who knew he was breaking the law. "The tragedy of Oliver North is that a man who says he cared so much about freedom and democracy in Nicaragua forgot about the demands of freedom and democracy at home," John W. Keker told a federal jury. North, on trial on 12 criminal counts stemming from his role in the 1985-86 Iran-Contra deal, sat stone-faced as Keker spoke directly to the jurors who have heard eight weeks of testimony.
NEWS
April 14, 1989 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, Times Staff Writer
Oliver L. North, concluding his defense against charges arising from the Iran-Contra scandal, wearily admitted Thursday that he had committed an act of "stupidity" in helping his secretary remove top-secret documents from the White House. Looking wan and tired, North rested his case after six days of sometimes grueling testimony about his role in arranging the 1986 sale of U.S. arms to Iran and supplying aid to the Contras in Nicaragua at a time when such assistance had been banned by Congress.
NEWS
April 13, 1989 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, Times Staff Writer
A federal prosecutor, seeking to convince jurors that Oliver L. North's credibility is highly suspect, attempted to show Wednesday that North followed a pattern of deception in dealing with many government officials, not just members of Congress. Although North is standing trial on charges of making false statements to Congress and obstructing congressional inquiries, prosecutor John W. Keker produced documents suggesting that the retired Marine officer had also been "misleading or deceiving" FBI agents and fellow White House officials about his secret work for Nicaragua's rebels.
NEWS
April 12, 1989 | From Associated Press
Oliver L. North testified today that he thought an order to alter documents was designed to hide knowledge by then-President Ronald Reagan of secret National Security Council assistance to the Contras. North said then-National Security Adviser Robert C. McFarlane told him to change the documents during congressional inquiries into the NSC staff's assistance to the Contras during a ban on military aid to the Nicaraguan rebels. North's testimony contradicts McFarlane, who said it was North who proposed making changes to the documents in the late summer of 1985.
NEWS
April 12, 1989 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, Times Staff Writer
Oliver L. North, with his defense that he was merely a political pawn under intense attack, declared in federal court Tuesday that he had been singled out unfairly for prosecution and told his chief accuser, prosecutor John W. Keker: "You know it." Bristling under Keker's caustic cross-examination about false statements he had made to Congress, the retired lieutenant colonel said that he had been involved in "political warfare" between the White House and Congress for which he was ill-prepared.
NEWS
May 5, 1989 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, Times Staff Writer
Oliver L. North, the central figure in the Iran-Contra scandal, was convicted Thursday on three felony charges of altering and destroying top-secret documents, helping to mislead Congress and illegally accepting the gift of a $13,800 home security system. The federal court jury, returning its verdict 2 1/2 years after the foreign policy scandal erupted, acquitted the 45-year-old retired Marine Corps lieutenant colonel of nine other charges. North, wearing a dark-gray suit and striped tie, sat ramrod-straight at the defense table as U.S. District Judge Gerhard A. Gesell read the jury findings handed up by foreman Denise Anderson, a hospital secretary, after the panel had deliberated 12 days.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
April 11, 1989 | From United Press International
Oliver L. North today barely controlled his evident disdain for trial prosecutor John W. Keker, who prodded the witness with repeated references to the high standards of behavior demanded of military officers. In his fourth day of testimony, the former Marine portrayed himself as a novice in the dark world of political warfare, testifying that he hid his actions from Congress in 1985 because he believed that it was the right thing to do. North, 45, defended his actions in the Iran-Contra scandal with a sweeping claim that nothing in his years of military service prepared him to carry out a covert activity that was the foundation of a foreign policy.
NEWS
December 17, 1988 | RONALD J. OSTROW, Times Staff Writer
A three-man trial team, headed by a former Marine platoon leader in Vietnam, was named Friday to prosecute ex-Marine Lt. Col. Oliver L. North on conspiracy and other charges related to secretly funding Nicaraguan rebels with money from the sale of arms to Iran. Independent counsel Lawrence E.
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