WASHINGTON — Lawrence E. Walsh, the special prosecutor who spent six years investigating misconduct by Reagan administration officials in the Iran-Contra affair, has died.
He was 102.
Walsh was a highly successful Wall Street lawyer who served as a federal judge, president of the American Bar Association and as the No. 2 official at the Justice Department in the Eisenhower administration.
But the most high-profile work of his life was as a court-appointed independent counsel in the Iran-Contra controversy who relentlessly pursued evidence of wrongdoing.
Walsh’s detractors said the investigation was a clear case of prosecutorial abuse.