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Pact will bring Park to U.S.

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SEOUL, Korea (AP) The United
States and South Korea signed an
agreement yesterday that removes the
last legal obstacle to bringing Korean
rice dealer Tongsun Park to the United
States for questioning about his alleged
influence buying on Capitol Hill.
Details of the mutual prosecution
assistance agreement were not
released. It gives the Justice Depar-
tment, but no other agency or congres-
sional committee, the right to call Park
to the United States should it decide to
do so.

ney General Benjamin Civiletti, who
heads a Justice Department team in
Korea, and Korean Vice Justice
Minister Lee Chong-won after a 12-
hour, closed door meeting:
Civiletti said he will meet Park today
at the U.S. Embassy in Seoul to explain
the procedures, and start taking depo-
sitions Friday.
THE BRIBERY charges stem from
his alleged payoffs to congressmen to
further South Korean interests in Wash-
ington. More than 20 present and for-
mer congressmen have admitted
receiving money or gifts from Park, but
they deny any wrongdoing.
While Park will not be obligated to
appear before any congressional com-
mittees investigating the scandal, the
agreement doesn't prevent
congressional committees or others
from going other routes to get access to

In Washington, Attorney General
Griffin Bell said yesterday he expects
Park will reveal the truth about the
alleged influence buying within a few
HE TOLD a National Press Club lun-
cheon, "I'm well satisfied by what
we've done. I hope nothing happens to
block it."
He was asked what response he had
to Leon Jaworski, the House Ethics
Committee counsel, who said the
Justice Department was preventing the
committee from having access to Park.
"We have not done anything to keep
the House from getting this witness. If
they can get him now it will be fine with
us,' 'he said.
MOST OF the pact signed yesterday
was negotiated by U.S. Ambassador
Richard Sneider and Korean Foreign
Minister Park Tong-jin over the past
two months.

Earlier, Tongsun Park retused to
return to Washington because of what
he called an emotionally charged at-
mosphere there. He could not be forced
to return because South Korea and the
United States have no extradition
Theyagreement sets no limits on the
number of questioning sessions but
specifies that they be during normal
working hours and closed to the public.
NEW. YORK (AP) - Carol A.
Risher has joined the staff of the
Association of American Publishers
Washington office as staff director-
Ms. Risher will be the AAP repre-
sentative on copyright matters. She
had been information officer for the
National Commission on New Tech-
nological Uses of Copyrighted Works.

Face it
Tenant organization
meets official end
(Continued from Page 1)
several years.
Councilman James Kenworthy (D-
Fourth Ward) said he doesn't see the COUNCIL DEMOCRATS have
PHTO's demise as the end of the city claimed PHTO is poorly adminis-
providing tenant services. "Some tered and has misplaced priorities,:
criteria of accountability are held to while Republicans have said the:
every organization," he said. "PHTO group is worthy of funds which the,
suffered from incompetent direc- Democrats oppose allocate for politi-,
tion." cal reason.
With the downfall of the organiza-w
KENWORTHY ALSO challenged tion, a reality, debate is likely to
Allen's allegations. "Wendell Allen's continue over where city money for
statement is the first case I know of a tenant services should go in the
rat swimming towards a sinking future or if the PHTO should be'
ship," he asserrted. revived. Proposals for a replacement
The PHTO has been the subject of organization have not yet been
growing controversy on Council for offered.
Late Fla.billionaire's
unpaid taxes disputed
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP)-Florida Robert Shevin said yesterday.
is preparing to go to court in an effort MacArthur, who lived in the Colon-
to collect up to $100 million in taxes nades Hotel in West Palm Beach, died
from the estate of the late billionaire Friday at age 80 from cancer of the
n MacArthur, Attorney General pancreas. At issue is whether MacAr-.
thur was a resident of Florida or Illinois
at the time of his death.
MacArthur's attorney filed a will in
GREEKS dmitted FREE w/I.D. Chicago claiming MacArthur was ra
resident there.
The keystone of MacArthur's real
estate and insurance empire, Banker's
Life and Casualty, has headquarters in
slush e Chicago.
reduced pricer on pitchers of beer However, Shevin said that under a
611 Church (at S. University) 995-5955 1977 state law it was clear that MacAr-
thur should be considered a legal
resident of Florida.
"Macarthur has lived in Florida con-
tinuously for the past 20 years," he
said. "We feel we have a good case for
the estate tax."
Last spring, the Legislature passed a
law stating that a person becomes a
Florida resident for estate tax purposes
if he or she lives here for 12 consecutive
months over a two-year period before
L S| Shevin said attorneys were also
researching such things as MacAr-
thur's voting residence and driver's
.h n . elicenserecords to bolster Florida's
th individual atten- case.

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Wednesday, January I, 1978
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