Kenneth Ballen

From SourceWatch
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Ken Ballen "has spent more than 20 years on the frontlines in law enforcement, intelligence oversight, crime prevention and congressional investigations. As a federal prosecutor, Ken successfully prosecuted international terrorists. Ken also prosecuted major figures in organized crime, international narcotics and one of the first cases in the United States involving illegal financing for Middle Eastern terrorists. Ken served as Counsel to the Iran-Contra Committee under Chairman Lee Hamilton, where he was the lead investigator for the intelligence and military aspects of U.S. support for the Contra war in Central America, and responsible for questioning key witnesses during the nationally televised hearings. Among other assignments on Capitol Hill, Ken also served as Chief Counsel to a bi-partisan Senate special investigative committee with Senator John McCain; and as Chief Counsel to the House Steering and Policy Committee for its Chairman Speaker Thomas Foley, where he directed policy initiatives on crime prevention and security, intelligence oversight and select national security matters for the U.S. House of Representatives. Ken received his J.D. with honors in 1980 from Columbia Law School, where he was an Editor of the Columbia Law Review. He is also an honors graduate of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, obtaining a M.A. in International Affairs. He received his B.A. summa cum laude from Tufts University in 1977." [1]

External links

  • "About Us", (Biographical note), Undated, Accessed June 2007.