Oliver North was a staff member of the National Security Council. He diverted proceeds from the illegal sale of weapons by the United States to Iran, which occurred to encourage Iran to release American hostages, to support the Contra rebel groups in Nicaragua. This scandal was known as the Iran-Contra Affair.
In exchange for his testimony, in a similar agreement given to the secretary who shredded the documents related to the Iran-Contra affair, Oliver North was granted immunity for his testimony.
- Back to the Future Part II (The Ollie North Platter item appeared on the menu at the Cafe 80s.)