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11-01-2003, 05:03 AM
Conviction of ex-CIA man quashed.

At his 1983 trial in Texas, prosecutors introduced a sworn statement from a top-ranking official that Wilson didn't do anything for the CIA after his retirement in 1971.

"It was just a flat-out lie. He did a lot," Adler said Tuesday.

Adler said the Reagan-era officials who pushed the case had been embarrassed by revelations they were trading arms for information and made Wilson a scapegoat.

"For over 20 years he's been claiming he was not some kind of rogue CIA officer and he did not get a fair trial and, of course, it turns out he was right," Adler said.

Days after his conviction, but before his sentencing, the CIA forwarded a memo to the U.S. attorney's office saying at least five projects Wilson had worked on for the CIA after 1971 had surfaced -- including a planned trip to Iran with the CIA's deputy director.

Hughes said officials failed to inform Wilson's attorneys of the memo and that in his appeal, the government failed to acknowledge that the affidavit was false and suppressed other evidence that might have helped him.

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So,he does 20 years to save somebody from embarassment!


11-01-2003, 07:11 AM
If it is all true (you seem to believe everything you read) then that is a shame. I wonder if it was for the better of the country at the time. This is also not the first time someone has taken the fall for someone else, so I suspect you will be busy lighting up the board with more examples. /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif


11-01-2003, 10:03 AM
Are you saying lies, treason and crimes against the state are OK?

By definition, to hamper a CIA agent in his duties is a crime against America, or not.

You should choose your hero's more carefully. /ccboard/images/graemlins/smirk.gif