New trial for CIA spy chief

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The Independent Online
WASHINGTON (Reuter) - A mistrial was declared yesterday in the Iran-Contra case against the former CIA spymaster, Clair George, after the jury said it remained hopelessly deadlocked on all nine criminal charges against the defendant.

Mr George, formerly deputy director for covert operations, had been charged with six counts of lying and three counts of obstructing congressional and grand jury investigations into the affair. He pleaded innocent.

Prosecutors said they would pursue their case against Mr George a second time, despite the hung jury. The judge set 19 October for the second trial.