Lawrence Walsh, Iran-Contra prosecutor, has died

Lawrence Walsh, Iran-Contra prosecutor, has died

Lawrence Walsh, Iran-Contra prosecutor, has died

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Posted on March 20, 2014 at 12:25 PM

   WASHINGTON (AP) -- Lawrence E. Walsh, the special prosecutor who spent six years investigating misconduct by Reagan administration officials in the Iran-Contra affair, has died.
 
   He was 102.
 
   Walsh was a highly successful Wall Street lawyer who served as a federal judge, president of the American Bar Association and as the No. 2 official at the Justice Department in the Eisenhower administration.
 
   But the most high-profile work of his life was as a court-appointed independent counsel in the Iran-Contra controversy who relentlessly pursued evidence of wrongdoing.
 
   Walsh's detractors said the investigation was a clear case of prosecutorial abuse.
 

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