Convictions of Past Administration Officials

Tuesday, June 5, 2007; 12:50 PM

Sentences of some other high-level government officials. Many did not serve their full sentences or had their convictions overturned.

2006: David H. Safavian, chief of staff at the General Services Administration under President Bush. Eighteen months in prison for lying and obstruction of justice related to the investigation of lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

1995: Webb Hubbell, associate attorney general under President Bill Clinton. Twenty-one months in prison and $135,000 fine for bilking legal clients.

1991: Elliott Abrams, assistant secretary of state under President Ronald Reagan. Two years probation and 100 hours of community service for concealing information from Congress.

1990: Rear Adm. John M. Poindexter, national security adviser under Reagan. Six months in prison and $5,200 fine for conspiracy, lying to Congress and obstruction of justice in the Iran-Contra scandal.

1989: Lt. Col. Oliver North, member of the National Security Council staff under Reagan. Two years probation, a $150,000 fine and 1,200 hours of community service for obstruction of a congressional inquiry, illegal gratuities and destruction of government documents in the Iran-Contra scandal.

1988: Michael Deaver, chief of staff for Reagan. Three years probation, a $100,000 fine and 1,500 hours community service for perjury related to his lobbying efforts.

1988: Lynn Nofziger, White House political director under Reagan. Ninety days and a $50,000 fine for violating ethics laws governing lobbying by administration officials.

1975: John Ehrlichman, assistant to President Richard Nixon for domestic affairs. Two to eight-and-a-half years for Watergate-related crimes.

1975: H.R. Haldeman, chief of staff for Nixon. Two to eight-and-a-half years for Watergate-related crimes.


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