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War Stories: in Pursuit of Oliver North

The Recorder

In January of 1989, John Keker was the lead trial attorney in the case against Lt. Col. Oliver North, who faced 12 criminal charges for his role in the Iran-Contra scandal, in which high-ranking Washington officials working under President Ronald Reagan subverted the will of Congress by using proceeds from the sale of weapons to Iran to bolster the rebel effort to  overthrow the government of Nicaragua.