Crime History: Clinton partners convicted of fraud in Whitewater land deal

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On this day, May 28, in 1996, President Bill Clinton's former business partners in the Whitewater land deal, James and Susan McDougal, and Arkansas Gov. Jim Guy Tucker, were convicted of fraud.

The "Whitewater" scandal grew beyond the failed real estate deal in Arkansas and included other Clinton administration controversies, from the firing of travel office clerks to the suicide of deputy White House counsel Vince Foster.

The trio were tried as part of special prosecutor Kenneth Starr's investigation of the Whitewater scandal.

Tucker served time in prison for conspiracy and mail fraud. James McDougal received three years and died in prison. His ex-wife, Susan McDougal, served 18 months for refusing to answer Starr's questions about whether Bill Clinton lied in his grand jury testimony about Whitewater.

-- Scott McCabe

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