Samuel Richard Berger of D.B. Zwirn & Co., LP
A myriad of articles exist concerning Samuel R. Berger. The articles contained in this investigation and summarized below are indicative of the media found on Mr. Berger.
A group of House Republicans has called for a Congressional investigation into the improper handling of classified documents by Samuel R. Berger, Bill Clinton’s National Security Adviser. The group has asked the House Government Reform Committee to determine whether any documents are missing from the Clinton administration’s terrorism records, to review security measures for classified documents and to seek testimony from Mr. Berger (Oct 2006).
Mr. Berger defended the Clinton Administration’s handling of Bin Laden pre 9/11, indicating that the White House would have acted to take Bin Laden out if there was a good opportunity to do so (Sept 2006).
Samuel Berger is featured in the HBO History Makers Series. Sandy Berger is cited as one of the most important players in American foreign policy in recent decades. (Sept 2006).
Stonebridge International, a leading international business advisory firm, expands its business in India. Mr. Berger serves as Chairman of Stonebridge and is also Chairman of DB Zwirn Global Investments, an affiliate of an international alternative investment fund and merchant capital provider with more than $4 billion in capital under management (March 2006).
Samuel R. Berger plead guilty to reckless driving in Virginia. The judge fined him $250 for driving 88mph in a 55mph zone. Mr. Berger was on probation at the time of the incident (September 10, 2005) for a prior conviction regarding the smuggling of classified documents from the National Archives (Nov 2005).
On September 8, 2005, Samuel Berger was fined $50,000 for taking classified material from the National Archives. Berger was also sentenced to 100 hours of community service and 2 years probation. He plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge, admitting that he took 5 copies of a 2000 assessment of antiterrorism efforts on two separate visits to the archives in 2003. He destroyed 3 of the copies. He also admitted to removing handwritten notes he had taken at the facility Mr. Berger expressed deep regret for his actions (Nov 2005).
Sandy Berger was stripped of his security clearance for three years for removing classified terrorism documents from the National Archives (Sept 2005).
Sandy Berger stated that he removed the classified documents so he could prepare himself and others to assist the 9/11 Commission. The documents taken by Berger dealt with the terror threats during the 2000 millennium celebration, according to parties in the case. Berger’s associates admit he took five copies of an after-action report detailing the 2000 millennium terror plot from the Archives. The aides say Berger returned to his office, discovered that three of the copies appeared to be duplicates and cut them up with scissors. The revelations were a dramatic change from Berger’s claim last year that he had made an “honest mistake” and either misplaced or unintentionally threw the documents away. When Archives officials contacted him after they realized documents were missing, Berger told them about the two copies he had, and returned them, along with his handwritten notes, officials said (Sept 2005).
Samuel Richard Berger, moves up from deputy director to director of the National Security Council. Berger was a law student serving as a speechwriter to Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern in 1972 when he became friends with Bill Clinton, also a law student, who was a field organizer for the campaign. Clinton and Berger have remained in close touch ever since (Jan 1997).
Prior to his service in the Clinton Administration, Mr. Berger practiced law with the Washington law firm of Hogan & Hartson, where he was a partner and headed the firm’s international trade group.
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