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November 14, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
As a key player in the Iran-Contra scandal testified before a grand jury Friday, a U.S. official said that Israel has assured the United States that it has not resumed arms sales to Iran. Robert W. Owen, who has received immunity from prosecution, appeared before the grand jury investigating whether laws were broken by the efforts to aid the Contras at a time when Congress had banned U.S. military assistance to them.
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May 25, 1991 | TAMMERLIN DRUMMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Crystal Cathedral has laid off about 20 employees, cut back work hours and discontinued some religious programs because of a slowdown in the economy, church officials said Friday. Among those who lost their jobs in the cost-cutting efforts in recent months is Robert W. Owen, a figure in the Iran-Contra hearings who served as a fund-raiser for Crystal Cathedral, according to Beth Owen, his wife and Crystal Cathedral spokeswoman.
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May 20, 1987 | From a Times Staff Writer
Robert W. Owen, testifying before congressional committees investigating the Iran- contra affair on his efforts to help Lt. Col. Oliver L. North assist the Nicaraguan rebels, said that one assignment led him to a Chinese market in Manhattan and was "more movie set than real life." Owen told House deputy counsel W. Neil Eggleston of a trip he took in September, 1985, on North's instructions, to get cash for the contra effort.
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July 6, 1989 | LYNN SMITH, Times Staff Writer
Robert W. Owen, a private citizen who testified in the Iran-Contra hearings that he served as a courier of money between former White House aide Lt. Col. Oliver L. North and the Contras , has been hired as a fund-raiser for the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove. The Rev. Robert H. Schuller named Owen, 35, to be assistant to the director of development, according to Owen's new boss, development director Chester Tolson.
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July 28, 1987 | United Press International
Robert W. Owen, Lt. Col. Oliver L. North's liaison to the Nicaraguan rebels, has been granted limited immunity from prosecution in return for his cooperation with independent counsel Lawrence E. Walsh, sources close to the investigation said Monday. Owen also received limited immunity from the congressional Iran- contra committees before testifying before them in mid-May. After receiving immunity in a sealed court order from U.S.
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May 25, 1991 | TAMMERLIN DRUMMOND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Crystal Cathedral has laid off about 20 employees, cut back work hours and discontinued some religious programs because of a slowdown in the economy, church officials said Friday. Among those who lost their jobs in the cost-cutting efforts in recent months is Robert W. Owen, a figure in the Iran-Contra hearings who served as a fund-raiser for Crystal Cathedral, according to Beth Owen, his wife and Crystal Cathedral spokeswoman.
NEWS
February 28, 1989 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, Times Staff Writer
The trial of former White House aide Oliver L. North was abruptly recessed Monday when a dispute developed over censored parts of a government document on Nicaragua. U.S. District Judge Gerhard A. Gesell, calling the conflict a "roadblock" to continued testimony by Robert W. Owen, a former private courier for North, excused jurors in mid-afternoon but told them to return this morning. The differences arose when defense attorney Brendan V. Sullivan Jr.
NEWS
May 20, 1987 | DOYLE McMANUS, Times Staff Writer
When Rob Owen came to Washington six years ago at the age of 28, he was searching for a mission in life and, in a sense, for an older brother as well. In Oliver L. North, he found both. Owen, now 34, closed two days of testimony before the House and Senate committees on the Iran- contra scandal Tuesday by reading a poem to the nonplussed congressmen--a paean to North, the fired White House aide who ran the Reagan Administration's secret aid program for Nicaraguan rebels.
NEWS
January 8, 1987 | MICHAEL WINES and DOYLE McMANUS, Times Staff Writers
About 18 months before he allegedly began diverting money from Iranian arms sales to Nicaraguan rebels, Lt. Col. Oliver L. North displayed an office safe stuffed with cash to colleagues at the National Security Council and boasted that it held $1 million, an official familiar with the incident said Wednesday. North told his astonished co-workers that he was holding the cash for transfer to the rebels, although Congress had banned all U.S.
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May 20, 1987 | KAREN TUMULTY, Times Staff Writer
Former White House staff member Oliver L. North personally cashed $2,400 worth of traveler's checks he received from Nicaraguan contras and spent the funds on such items as groceries and snow tires, congressional investigators said Tuesday. And he gave another $1,000 worth of the checks as a wedding gift to one of the key aides in his secret contra operation, the North associate told the congressional committees investigating the Iran-contra scandal.
NEWS
February 28, 1989 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, Times Staff Writer
The trial of former White House aide Oliver L. North was abruptly recessed Monday when a dispute developed over censored parts of a government document on Nicaragua. U.S. District Judge Gerhard A. Gesell, calling the conflict a "roadblock" to continued testimony by Robert W. Owen, a former private courier for North, excused jurors in mid-afternoon but told them to return this morning. The differences arose when defense attorney Brendan V. Sullivan Jr.
NEWS
November 14, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
As a key player in the Iran-Contra scandal testified before a grand jury Friday, a U.S. official said that Israel has assured the United States that it has not resumed arms sales to Iran. Robert W. Owen, who has received immunity from prosecution, appeared before the grand jury investigating whether laws were broken by the efforts to aid the Contras at a time when Congress had banned U.S. military assistance to them.
NEWS
July 28, 1987 | United Press International
Robert W. Owen, Lt. Col. Oliver L. North's liaison to the Nicaraguan rebels, has been granted limited immunity from prosecution in return for his cooperation with independent counsel Lawrence E. Walsh, sources close to the investigation said Monday. Owen also received limited immunity from the congressional Iran- contra committees before testifying before them in mid-May. After receiving immunity in a sealed court order from U.S.
NEWS
May 21, 1987 | From Times Staff Writers
Following are excerpts from testimony Wednesday by contra leader Adolfo Calero, who was asked by Senate committee counsel Paul Barbadoro and several senators to specify the source of the money he received during a congressional ban on U.S. support to the Nicaraguan rebels. In addition, Calero was asked about direct CIA help at the time, when such aid would have been illegal, and about any roles of President Reagan and Vice President George Bush in details of the operation: (Sen.
NEWS
May 20, 1987 | DOYLE McMANUS, Times Staff Writer
When Rob Owen came to Washington six years ago at the age of 28, he was searching for a mission in life and, in a sense, for an older brother as well. In Oliver L. North, he found both. Owen, now 34, closed two days of testimony before the House and Senate committees on the Iran- contra scandal Tuesday by reading a poem to the nonplussed congressmen--a paean to North, the fired White House aide who ran the Reagan Administration's secret aid program for Nicaraguan rebels.
NEWS
May 20, 1987 | SARA FRITZ, Times Staff Writer
U.S. Ambassador Lewis Tambs and at least two CIA officials in Central America assisted private efforts to equip the Nicaraguan resistance with weapons at a time when the U.S. government was strictly prohibited by Congress from providing military aid, a key operative in the supply network testified Tuesday. Robert W. Owen, who served as a go-between with the rebels for then-White House aide Oliver L.
NEWS
May 19, 1987 | DOYLE McMANUS, Times Staff Writer
Oliver L. North and other Reagan Administration aides deliberately used a 1986 program of "humanitarian aid" for Nicaraguan rebels to help support the secret effort to deliver military aid to the contras , U.S. officials said Monday.
NEWS
July 6, 1989 | LYNN SMITH, Times Staff Writer
Robert W. Owen, a private citizen who testified in the Iran-Contra hearings that he served as a courier of money between former White House aide Lt. Col. Oliver L. North and the Contras , has been hired as a fund-raiser for the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove. The Rev. Robert H. Schuller named Owen, 35, to be assistant to the director of development, according to Owen's new boss, development director Chester Tolson.
NEWS
May 20, 1987 | From a Times Staff Writer
Robert W. Owen, testifying before congressional committees investigating the Iran- contra affair on his efforts to help Lt. Col. Oliver L. North assist the Nicaraguan rebels, said that one assignment led him to a Chinese market in Manhattan and was "more movie set than real life." Owen told House deputy counsel W. Neil Eggleston of a trip he took in September, 1985, on North's instructions, to get cash for the contra effort.
NEWS
May 20, 1987 | KAREN TUMULTY, Times Staff Writer
Former White House staff member Oliver L. North personally cashed $2,400 worth of traveler's checks he received from Nicaraguan contras and spent the funds on such items as groceries and snow tires, congressional investigators said Tuesday. And he gave another $1,000 worth of the checks as a wedding gift to one of the key aides in his secret contra operation, the North associate told the congressional committees investigating the Iran-contra scandal.
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