Secord Appeals Swiss Ruling

From Reuters

Retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Richard Secord has appealed to the Swiss Supreme Court to block Geneva bank documents requested by U.S. officials investigating the Iran- contra scandal, the Swiss Justice Ministry said today.

The U.S. Justice Department asked the Swiss government last December to freeze numerous bank accounts here used for channeling funds and to hand over relevant records. Secord, a key figure in the scandal who told Congressional hearings a week ago that he probably wouldn't fight disclosure, filed the appeal with the Supreme Court in Lausanne, which could take months to issue a ruling.

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