Starr to probe links between Hubbell and Lippo
Time Warner's hiring of Hubbell also is questioned
February 9, 1997
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr is reportedly investigating how former associate attorney general and Clinton friend Webster Hubbell found clients for his small law firm after he left the Justice Department.
The Lippo Group hired Hubbell for five months after he left the Clinton administration and before he plead guilty to mail fraud and tax evasion in December 1994.
The Lippo Group is an Indonesian conglomerate that has become part of the controversy surrounding Democratic fund-raising.
According to TIME magazine, Hubbell also was hired for one month in 1994 by Time Warner, the parent company of CNN.
Hubbell consulted with Time Warner on an anti-trust issue involving Time Warner's cable operations, the magazine reported.
TIME says Starr issued a subpoena last month to Time Warner asking for the records of Hubbell's employment.
Another one of Hubbell's clients in 1994 was the Los Angeles Airport Commission, also part of Starr's probe.
Hubbell, an Arkansas friend of the Clintons and former law partner of Hillary Rodham Clinton, was convicted of defrauding the Rose Law firm where he and Mrs. Clinton worked.
Hubbell, a former chief justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court, served jail time and was later moved to a half-way house. He has frequently been unable to answer prosecutors' questions, citing memory lapse.
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