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July 6, 1989
Here is the text of the statement Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Gerhard A. Gesell when he sentenced Oliver L. North: As I explain my sentence to you now I think you will see that--I hope you'll see that I am taking into account many of the matters that your lawyer and you have brought to my attention today.
June 11, 2004 | Vicki Kemper
Oliver L. North, the decorated Marine who came to personify the Iran-Contra scandal with his ramrod-straight testimony before Congress, will make a sacrifice today for his hero and former boss: He will not attend former President Reagan's funeral. Recalling a conversation he had Wednesday with William P. Clark, former national security advisor and Reagan confidant, North said: "I told him I did not think I should be a distraction at this, and if I went, I would be."
July 16, 1987 | Associated Press
The village where Lt. Col. Oliver L. North grew up will honor him on Aug. 15, which has been declared Oliver North Day. The Philmont Village Board voted this week to honor North in festivities that will coincide with the village's annual Community Day. North went to high school in the village of 1,674 about 30 miles south of Albany. Meanwhile, in nearby Ulster County, a businessman said he is starting a red ribbon campaign to honor North.
August 16, 2000
Roman Genn, an artist from South Pasadena, is sketching the convention for The Times. His impression of this scene from Tuesday's session: "Oliver North was in the media area doing his radio show and basically raving. Except for what he's saying, he fits right in there. If you didn't know of him, you wouldn't pick him out from the others. I think a lot of people have forgotten who he is--or never knew."
July 28, 1988
U.S. District Judge Gerhard A. Gesell, venting his continued frustration with delays in the Iran-Contra case, warned that he may throw out conspiracy charges against Oliver L. North unless the prosecution turns over disputed classified documents to North's attorneys. Independent counsel Lawrence E. Walsh, chided by Gesell for trying "to avoid the reality of the case," said that he will try in the next several days to comply with Gesell's order.
July 8, 1989 | From Associated Press
Former White House aide Oliver L. North said Friday he won't rule out a run for Congress, although his conviction in the Iran-Contra affair means he cannot hold federal office. North acknowledged he must first overcome "tremendous legal problems" from the scandal but, in his first speaking appearance since being spared prison time Wednesday, North said he had other matters on his mind.
June 3, 1987 | From a Times Staff Writer
Independent counsel Lawrence E. Walsh will meet today with House and Senate investigating committees, apparently to urge lawmakers not to grant immunity from prosecution to Lt. Col. Oliver L. North, the key figure in the Iran- contra probe. Walsh in March persuaded the House and Senate panels to delay until June 4 any decision on immunity for North, who has invoked the Fifth Amendment guarantee against self-incrimination and refused to testify about his role in the scandal.
September 11, 1994 | Associated Press
Senate Minority Leader Bob Dole, who once appeared hesitant to endorse Republican Senate candidate Oliver L. North, has agreed to join him on the campaign trail. "I'm looking forward to barnstorming Virginia in support of his candidacy on Monday," the Kansas senator said in a statement Friday. Dole will appear with North in Alexandria, Norfolk, Salem and Richmond as part of a tour on behalf of Southern GOP candidates. North is running for the seat held by Democratic Sen. Charles S. Robb.
February 26, 1991 | From a Times Staff Writer
Independent counsel Lawrence E. Walsh asked the Supreme Court on Monday to reinstate the convictions of former White House aide Oliver L. North and to overturn a ruling that he says would make it almost impossible for courts to try a person compelled to testify before Congress. After a 12-week trial, North was convicted of destroying documents and lying to Congress in the Iran-Contra scandal.
July 9, 1988 | Associated Press
The judge in the Iran-Contra case Friday ordered fired White House aide Oliver L. North to stand trial on Sept. 20 and ordered prosecutors to give the defense any secret documents showing that North's actions were approved by a higher authority. U.S. District Judge Gerhard A. Gesell ruled that, during a closed hearing earlier this week, North had demonstrated that highly sensitive documents are relevant to defend charges that he had conspired to illegally divert U.S.
After two standing ovations, numerous autographs, dozens of flashbulbs popping in his face and countless displays of spontaneous applause Friday, former Marine Lt. Col. Oliver North was ready to field his first question. The young man approached the microphone in the brightly lit Saddleback College gym and wanted to know about a recent newspaper series.
June 2, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Oliver L. North, who blames his 1994 U.S. Senate defeat on opposition from Sen. John W. Warner (R-Va.), urged Republicans to oust Warner in a June 11 GOP primary. North told delegates to the Republican state convention in Salem, Va., to vote for challenger James C. Miller III, a former Reagan administration budget director who lost the Senate nomination to North two years ago.
Back when he was a midshipman at the U.S. Naval Academy, Oliver L. North was in a car crash that nearly ended his career, not to mention his life. Officials thought his injuries too severe for him to continue at the academy, but he begged to be let back in--and went on to become a collegiate boxing champ.
October 29, 1994 | From Associated Press
Nancy Reagan says Virginia Senate candidate Oliver L. North lied to her husband, but North refused Friday to take up the gauntlet, saying he wouldn't "fight with a lady." North spoke the morning after former President Ronald Reagan's wife became the latest in a string of former associates to question North's truthfulness. "I know Ollie North has a great deal of trouble separating fact from fantasy.
October 26, 1994 | The Washington Post
Two former Republican Administration officials spoke in favor of Democratic Sen. Charles S. Robb on Tuesday, saying Oliver L. North's conduct during the Iran-Contra affair makes him unworthy to be senator. The election is "clearly one in which the Constitution is being challenged by a candidate who violated that law, admitted he violated those laws and then admitted that he lied to cover it up," said William E. Colby, CIA director under President Gerald R. Ford from 1973 to 1976.
In addition to the record-setting spending in California's Senate race, Virginia's race between Republican Oliver L. North and Democratic Sen. Charles S. Robb may also go into the spending record books. North, who built a huge direct-mail fund-raising network initially to pay for his defense in the trial growing out of the Iran-Contra scandal and then for political purposes, so far has raised $15.1 million, according to Federal Election Commission filings.
October 12, 1994 | From Associated Press
Wading into Virginia's testy Senate race, the White House said Tuesday that Oliver L. North was "giving aid and comfort" to Saddam Hussein by suggesting U.S. forces could not stop an Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. "It is despicable, it is unpatriotic and as is often the case with statements from Oliver North, it is also patently untrue," Vice President Al Gore said.
October 5, 1994 | Associated Press
Oliver L. North denied on Tuesday that he lied to Congress about the Iran-Contra affair. He conceded later that he didn't tell the whole truth. "The press said I lied, but the jury said I didn't," the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate and former White House aide told students at Falls Church High School. North, who is running against Democratic Sen. Charles S. Robb, conceded after his address that he misled Congress.
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