August 1, 1999 |
The chief judge of the U.S. District Court bypassed the traditional random assignment system to send criminal cases against presidential friends Webster L. Hubbell and Yah Lin "Charlie" Trie to judges appointed by President Clinton, according to court officials. U.S. District Judge Norma Holloway Johnson's decision to abandon the longtime random computer assignment for the high-profile cases has raised concerns among several other judges, according to Associated Press interviews with them.
July 3, 1999 |
After five years of dueling, the tortured legal battle between independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr and former Justice Department official Webster L. Hubbell ended this week in a draw that left both men bloodied but claiming victory. Hubbell's plea bargain did more than just keep President Clinton's old golfing friend out of prison.
June 29, 1999 |
Independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr's years-long pursuit of President Clinton friend Webster L. Hubbell is nearing an end, with the former Justice Department official agreeing to plead guilty to charges of covering up his role in a fraudulent Arkansas land deal, sources said Monday. For several weeks, Hubbell's attorney has been considering an offer from Starr, according to Los Angeles attorney Mark Geragos, who has worked with the defense team.
June 24, 1999 |
In a move that could complicate the first lady's political aspirations, independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr has named Hillary Rodham Clinton as a potential witness for the August trial of her former law partner Webster L. Hubbell, legal sources said. Starr's office submitted Clinton's name April 21 as one of 63 potential witnesses in the Hubbell Castle Grande Arkansas real estate development case, said the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
January 27, 1999 |
Webster L. Hubbell's legal troubles deepened Tuesday when a federal appeals court reinstated tax evasion charges brought by independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr against the former Justice Department official and longtime friend of President Clinton. The U.S.
November 24, 1998 |
Presidential confidant Webster L. Hubbell, a former top Justice Department official, pleaded not guilty Monday to 15 new federal charges stemming from the 1970s Arkansas land deal known as Whitewater. "I'm not guilty," Hubbell responded when U.S. District Judge James Robertson asked him to enter his plea to the charges handed up by independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr's grand jury.