The Bill Comes Due for Deaver

The President's former aide is indicted for perjury

Once courted by influence seekers for his direct access to the White House, former Reagan Aide Michael Deaver now stands almost alone. His formerly lucrative Washington consulting business is down to two clients, and Deaver will not disclose their names. He has missed the deadline for his book about Ronald and Nancy Reagan, worth a reported $500,000 advance from Publisher William Morrow a year ago. A late convert to physical fitness, Deaver, 48, has even taken to smoking again. Last week he had all the more reason to puff away: after a ten-month investigation by an independent counsel into accusations that...

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