- Fawn Hall
Fawn Hall (born 1959) was a
secretaryto Lt. Colonel Oliver Northand a notable figure in the Iran-Contra affair, helping him shred confidential documents.
Hall was born and raised in Annandale,
Virginia, and graduated from Annandale High Schoolin 1977.
Involvement in Iran-Contra
Hall was North's secretary from February 1983 until she was fired on
November 25, 1986. Hall's mother, Wilma Hall, was secretary to Robert McFarlane, [Reeves, Richard. "President Reagan: Triumph of Imagination". New York City: Simon & Schuster, 2005, p. 367.] Reagan's national security advisor, North's superior and a major player in Iran-Contra. She dated Contraspolitician Arturo Cruz, Jr.In one mishap, she transposed the digits of a Swiss bank account number, resulting in a contribution from the Sultan of Bruneito the Contras being lost. She smuggled confidential papers out of her employer's office on November 25, 1986, causing President Ronald Reaganto form a task force which eventually put both North and Hall on trial.
In exchange for her testimony, Hall was granted immunity. She confessed to shredding a large number of documents. On
March 22, 1989, she began two days of testimony at Oliver North's Iran-Contra trial in Washington. Among her other testimony was a claim that, "Sometimes you have to go above the law."
Life after Iran-Contra
In 1991 she married
Danny Sugerman, former manager of The Doors. The two were married until Sugerman's death in 2005. Hall underwent drug rehabilitationfor an addiction to crack cocainein the mid-1990s, it being reported at the time that Sugerman first exposed Hall to the drug. [Vowell, Sara. "Radio On: A Listener's Diary." New York City: Saint Martin's Press, 1997, p. 38.]
* Hall, North Trial Testimony, 3/22/89, pp. 5311–16, and 3/23/89, pp. 5373–80, 5385–87; [http://www.fas.org/irp/offdocs/walsh/chap_05.htm Chapter 5 Fawn Hall 147]
* [http://www.fas.org/irp/offdocs/walsh/ Final Report of the Independent Counsel for Iran/Contra Matters Volume I] - Investigations and Prosecutions: Lawrence E. Walsh, Independent Counsel, August 4, 1993; Washington, D.C.
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