Miami: Case Dismissed

Case Dismissed

"If this whole thing ends with just the resignations of Ronald Reagan and George Bush, I'll be disappointed," Attorney Daniel Sheehan declared after filing a $22.5 million civil suit in 1986 charging that former U.S. intelligence agents and anti-Communist crusaders -- including prominent figures in the Iran-contra mess -- had engaged in "political assassination, gunrunning and drug trafficking." Last week, just before the case was to go to trial, Federal Judge James Lawrence King ruled that Sheehan and his colleagues at the Christic Institute, a Washington public-interest law firm, had failed to prove their conspiracy theory.

The dismissed suit, which has...

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