He was a LTC and was made a scapegoat during the 80's, he ended up with major felony convictions that were later overturned. He was involved in funneling funds through covert means into groups we were supporting in South America, and he was possibly involved with the sale of weapons and drugs for the same means.
I think he was made to be a fall guy and he took like a man IMO.
He wasn't busted for lying, they tried to nail him for accepting a security fence (after his family had been threatened).
You are as old as I am, you don't remember the coverage? .....He did not lie
During the hearings, North admitted that he had lied to Congress, for which, among other things, he was later charged.
Don't sugar coat it. He sold 500 TOW missles to IRAN and used the proceeds to fund an illegal war in Central America that defied an act of Congress. If you read Micheal Smith's Killer Elite North is also blamed for blocking rescue attempts for the 7 people taken hostage in Lebanon at the time. North didn't want a rescue attempt to screw up his deal with the Iranian's.
Admiral Poindexter fell on the sword to protect the President and said it never went above him. North didn't protect the President.
Thats a shit load of pull for a O5 LTC don't you think? Just sayin.
........................The only reason North wasn't charge with a whole boat load of felonies and beat the charges on appeal was Congress stupidily gave Poindexter and North immunity.