Keating Aide Heard in Closed Meeting

<i> Associated Press</i>

The Senate Ethics Committee on Wednesday held a closed session to question James Grogan, an aide to Charles H. Keating Jr. with extensive knowledge of Keating’s ties to five senators.

Grogan was compelled to answer questions under a grant of limited immunity and was ordered to return today.

The panel was hoping to obtain information from a side it has not heard from--Keating’s inner circle--in hearings on five senators who took his campaign contributions and intervened with federal regulators on behalf of his now-failed Lincoln Savings & Loan.

Grogan was vice president of Lincoln and corporate counsel of the thrift’s parent company, American Continental Corp.