Milestones: May 22, 1989


INDICTED. Richard Secord, 56, former Air Force major general who was Oliver North's chief intermediary in selling weapons to Iran and diverting the profits to the contras; on nine counts of lying to and obstructing congressional investigating committees; in Washington. Each charge upon conviction carries a maximum sentence of five years' imprisonment and $250,000 in fines. Secord was convicted in a Virginia court of drunk driving. He was given a suspended 30-day jail sentence and ordered to pay a $200 fine.


Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!