The maximum penalty George faced for each count was five years in prison and $250,000 in fines, but on December 24, 1992, he was pardoned by President George H.W. Bush, before sentencing occurred. George died of cardiac arrest on August 11, 2011 at a hospital in Bethesda, Maryland."
The truth, which has never been Wikipedia's forte', is a bit more complicated.
In his memoir, "The Conspirators: Secrets of an Iran Contra Insider," Al Martin chronicles his adventures and describes Clair George's role in the Bush Cabal's Operation Black Eagle.
Martin writes -- "Since Richard Armitage is the Under Secretary of State, he is in charge of the Foreign Narcotics Control Office of the State Department, which is supposed to control cocaine and heroin.
"This is pursuant to the State Department's policy of monitoring and containing the growth of those drugs in the countries and to encourage regimes to destroy those crops, as well as offer U.S. aid packages for foreign governments that can't afford it -- which none of them can -- to buy helicopters and special equipment to destroy the crops -- which, of course, never get destroyed."
"Richard Armitage was the Assistant Secretary of State in charge of the Foreign Narcotics Control Office, which, of course, was rife with fraud and effectively used as a coordinating policy tool from the State Department with CIA Deputy Director Clair George, who was in charge of all CIA narcotics operations in the mid-1980s.
"Armitage was also a member of the restricted access group known as RAG-1 (Restricted Access Group One) along with Elliott Abrams, Clair George, Attorney General Ed Meese, David Margolis, Chief of Domestic Criminal Operations of the Department of Justice, and Mark Richards, Chief of the International Criminal Division of the Department of Justice.
"These were very sinister characters indeed. Restricted Access Group was an interagency group, which met in order to form, manage and control the liability of the illegal covert operation of government..."
"National Security Advisor, Frank Carlucci, was also a member, as was Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Bobby Gates. They were all members of the so-called RAG-1.
"The purpose of RAG-1 was first to develop and then to coordinate the CIA's policy of trafficking in narcotics on a large-scale basis, in order to produce ongoing covert revenue streams pursuant to the aid and sustenance of illegal operations of state.
"Simply put, this was 'Iran Contra.'"
Clair George, who lied in misguided loyalty to the CIA/ Bush Cabal, as well as being "in charge of all CIA narcotics operations in the mid-1980s," won't be telling any more lies...