Robert McFarlane, a Reagan national security advisor who was part of the Iran-Contra scandal, died Thursday in Lansing, Michigan at age 84.
McFarlane pleaded guilty in 1988 to withholding information from Congress as it investigated the secret sale of weapons to Iran by the Reagan administration in exchange for the release of Western hostages.
The money from the sales was given to Nicaragua contra rebels who were trying to overthrow a Marxist regime there.
McFarlane was visiting relatives in Michigan when he died.
No cause of death was given for his death, but it was not known that he had any illness before his death.
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