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(Studio: Dan Rather) Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North, Albert Hakim, John Poindexter and Richard Secord reported appearing in federal court; charges resulting from involvement in Iran/Contra scandal listed. Report introduced.
(DC: Robert Schakne) Men shown entering court for arraignment. [NORTH - thanks American people for support.] Each defendant mentioned standing before Judge Gerhard Gesell; details given of charges. All defendants noted released without bail. North supporters shown demonstrating loyalty. [Poindexter's attorney Richard BECKLER - comments on nature of indictments.] Judge Gesell reported ordering hearing on immunity powers exercised during Iran/Contra testimony. Special prosecutor Lawrence Walsh quoted. [Ex- prosecutor E. Lawrence BARCELLA - comments on legal battle ahead.] Trial noted expected to begin in summer. (Artist: Don Juhlin)
- Rather, Dan;
- Schakne, Robert
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