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Webster L. Hubbell

This profile was compiled from Washington Post and washingtonpost.com staff reports. Click on linked names to read other profiles, or see the full list of key players.

From The Post:
Hubbell Meetings With Riady Draw Probers' Scrutiny, March 23, 1997
Webster L. Hubbell is a longtime Clinton friend. The president appointed him associate attorney general, but Hubbell was forced to resign in 1994. He ultimately served 18 months in jail for mail and tax fraud charges dating back to when he and Hillary Clinton were partners at Little Rock's Rose Law Firm.

After his resignation, Hubbell met with another old friend, James Riady, whose family controls the giant Indonesian conglomerate, the Lippo Group. Hubbell and Riady had become friends in Little Rock, where Rose represented the Riady-owned Worthen Bank.

Before Hubbell entered his guilty pleas, he received about $500,000 in payments, including $100,000 from Lippo.

Investigators want to know whether that payment was intended to buy his silence about his meeting with Riady – or about Whitewater allegations.

Last updated July 24, 1997

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