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December 16, 1991 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gen. Manuel A. Noriega, on trial on racketeering and drug-smuggling charges, gave limited assistance over a five-year period to U.S. drug-enforcement officials who were trying to track the flow of illicit narcotics profits through Panama, government sources acknowledged Sunday. Their acknowledgment follows revelations that Noriega participated in an until-now secret U.S. anti-drug operation known as Operation Negocio in Panama between 1983 and 1987.
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December 18, 1991 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Federal prosecutors rested their racketeering and drug-smuggling case against deposed Panamanian dictator Manuel A. Noriega on Tuesday, while defense attorneys obtained a 20-day recess in the trial to examine the files of a previously unknown U.S. intelligence-gathering operation. The trial was recessed until Jan. 6 after prosecutors called a handwriting expert as the last of 46 witnesses to testify over a period of three months.
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December 18, 1991 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Federal prosecutors rested their racketeering and drug-smuggling case against deposed Panamanian dictator Manuel A. Noriega on Tuesday, while defense attorneys obtained a 20-day recess in the trial to examine the files of a previously unknown U.S. intelligence-gathering operation. The trial was recessed until Jan. 6 after prosecutors called a handwriting expert as the last of 46 witnesses to testify over a period of three months.
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December 16, 1991 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gen. Manuel A. Noriega, on trial on racketeering and drug-smuggling charges, gave limited assistance over a five-year period to U.S. drug-enforcement officials who were trying to track the flow of illicit narcotics profits through Panama, government sources acknowledged Sunday. Their acknowledgment follows revelations that Noriega participated in an until-now secret U.S. anti-drug operation known as Operation Negocio in Panama between 1983 and 1987.
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December 15, 1991 | From Newsday
Manuel A. Noriega cooperated for five years with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in an intelligence operation whose existence and last-minute disclosure could undermine the government's case in the drug conspiracy trial against the deposed Panamanian general, government sources say. As of Friday, the prosecution had not provided Noriega's defense team, as required by law, with information on this additional intelligence role for Noriega, whose cooperation with the U.S.
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