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July 23, 1989
Costa Rica has barred former White House aide Oliver L. North and former U.S. National Security Adviser John M. Poindexter from entering its territory after a yearlong parliamentary probe into arms and drugs smuggling, Information Minister Jorge Urbina said in San Jose, the nation's capital. Also banned from the country were ex-U.S. Ambassador Lewis A. Tambs, arms dealer Richard V. Secord and former CIA Costa Rica station chief Joseph F. Fernandez, Urbina said.
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September 30, 1989 | From Associated Press
A federal appeals court, rebuffing Atty. Gen. Dick Thornburgh, ruled Friday that he could not intervene to challenge secrecy rulings in the Iran-Contra case of Joseph F. Fernandez, a former CIA agent. A three-judge panel of the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., held that only independent counsel Lawrence E. Walsh could appeal rulings allowing the disclosure of government secrets in the Fernandez trial.
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May 27, 1989 | From Associated Press
A federal judge on Friday moved back to July 24 the starting date of the Iran-Contra trial of a former CIA agent. U.S. District Judge Claude Hilton granted the two-week delay after lawyers for Joseph F. Fernandez said the government's case has been tainted with testimony given under immunity from prosecution. Fernandez, the CIA's former station chief in Costa Rica, is accused of covering up his ties to Oliver L. North's secret Contra resupply operation. The network operated during a congressional ban on military aid to the Nicaraguan rebels.
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July 23, 1989
Costa Rica has barred former White House aide Oliver L. North and former U.S. National Security Adviser John M. Poindexter from entering its territory after a yearlong parliamentary probe into arms and drugs smuggling, Information Minister Jorge Urbina said in San Jose, the nation's capital. Also banned from the country were ex-U.S. Ambassador Lewis A. Tambs, arms dealer Richard V. Secord and former CIA Costa Rica station chief Joseph F. Fernandez, Urbina said.
NEWS
September 30, 1989 | From Associated Press
A federal appeals court, rebuffing Atty. Gen. Dick Thornburgh, ruled Friday that he could not intervene to challenge secrecy rulings in the Iran-Contra case of Joseph F. Fernandez, a former CIA agent. A three-judge panel of the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., held that only independent counsel Lawrence E. Walsh could appeal rulings allowing the disclosure of government secrets in the Fernandez trial.
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July 22, 1989 | From Associated Press
The Justice Department, responding to national security concerns of the CIA, prepared a step Friday that could kill some or all of the Iran-Contra criminal case against a former operative at the spy agency. Department officials were preparing an affidavit that would block disclosures about some CIA programs in the case of Joseph F. Fernandez, the agency's former station chief in Costa Rica, who is scheduled to go on trial Monday on charges of lying about his assistance to Oliver L.
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November 29, 1989 | From Times wire services
Atty. Gen. Dick Thornburgh defended his scuttling of a key Iran-Contra trial today, saying "I've got a job to do" in protecting national security secrets. In a testy session with reporters, Thornburgh also said he would "go where the evidence leads" in the Housing and Urban Development Department scandal. He did not, however, respond to demands for an independent investigation of former HUD Secretary Samuel R. Pierce Jr., who served in the Reagan Cabinet with Thornburgh.
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April 4, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Oliver North Takes Bulletproof Vest Company Public: The former Marine Corps officer who was a key White House figure in the Iran-Contra scandal is president of Guardian Technologies International Inc. He co-founded the Sterling, Va.-based company in 1989 with Joseph F. Fernandez, a former top CIA officer also involved in Iran-Contra. According to papers filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Guardian Technologies plans to raise $3.6 million next year by selling 850,000 shares at $5.
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July 22, 1989 | From Associated Press
The Justice Department, responding to national security concerns of the CIA, prepared a step Friday that could kill some or all of the Iran-Contra criminal case against a former operative at the spy agency. Department officials were preparing an affidavit that would block disclosures about some CIA programs in the case of Joseph F. Fernandez, the agency's former station chief in Costa Rica, who is scheduled to go on trial Monday on charges of lying about his assistance to Oliver L.
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May 27, 1989 | From Associated Press
A federal judge on Friday moved back to July 24 the starting date of the Iran-Contra trial of a former CIA agent. U.S. District Judge Claude Hilton granted the two-week delay after lawyers for Joseph F. Fernandez said the government's case has been tainted with testimony given under immunity from prosecution. Fernandez, the CIA's former station chief in Costa Rica, is accused of covering up his ties to Oliver L. North's secret Contra resupply operation. The network operated during a congressional ban on military aid to the Nicaraguan rebels.
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