Investigations: More Trouble for Deaver

More Trouble for Deaver

Though his lobbying business has dried up amid charges of illegal influence peddling, former White House Aide Michael Deaver seemed to be on the rebound. Deaver recently emerged from self-imposed obscurity to advise Ronald Reagan on the Iran-contra crisis. Moreover, an investigation of Deaver's affairs has dragged on for seven months, prompting allies to suggest that Special Prosecutor Whitney North Seymour Jr. had no case against him. Last week, however, a federal court broadened Seymour's authority: several Deaver associates could soon face charges of perjury and obstructing justice, and Deaver might be indicted for lying to a House subcommittee in May.

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