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 For Immediate Release
Oct 28, 1999 Contact: Press Office


Huang Previously Testified Falsely And Later Took 5th Amendment About 1,000 Times

Judicial Watch Will Seek Criminal Charges And Severe Penalties

(Washington, D.C.) Judicial Watch, who initially deposed John Huang (and remains the only one to depose him) in October, 1996, sparking the Chinagate scandal, has asked the Court to recall him, subject to his grant of government immunity.

During Huang's initial testimony, he lied to the Court - after he appeared following a manhunt by U.S. Marshals. A Court decision of December 22, 1998, discusses his testimony. See Huang has been alleged to be a Chinese agent by Bob Woodward and The Washington Post. When Judicial Watch asked him, under oath, if he passed classified information to the Chinese, he took the 5th Amendment.

Judicial Watch will pursue criminal proceedings against Huang for his past false testimony. Both the Reno Justice Department and Congress have failed to pursue serious law enforcement proceedings against him, and it is unlikely that they will do so given their immunity grants. (The Justice Department leaks concerning Jesse Jackson, Jr. and Harold Ickes are consistent with a concerted effort by the Administration to keep the scandal away from the Clintons themselves. Judicial Watch has sued the Clintons over Chinagate.)

"John Huang is a figure on Judicial Watch's "Top Ten List" for 2000, which is composed of those persons who the group will work to bring to justice in the millennium," stated Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.

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