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May 04, 1977 - Image 9

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Wednesday, May 4, 1971


Page Nine

Carter seeks tough efhIcs
code for executive brunch

dent Carter called on Congress
yesterday to write tough new
ethical standards for the execu-
tive branch and to provide for
possible appointment of a
temporary special prosecutor to
deal with any future Watergate-
style scandal.
Carter also called for crea-
tiop of a new ethics office in
the Civil Service Commission to
ride herd on standards of con-
duct inside the executive
THERE WERE indications
that most of the barriers that
have blocked such legislation in
the past have been removed and
key legislators predicted- such
a bill will become law this
Justice Department officials
testified in favor of the Carter
proposals before the Senate Gov-
ernmental Affairs Committee
and Chairman Abraham Ribi-
toff (D-Conn.), said that for the
first time the House, Senate and
administration appear to be in
close harmony.
"There appears to be every
reason to hope it would be suc-
cessful," Ribicoff said.
Senate adopted new ethics codes
this year for their own respec-
tive chambers. Those codes do
not provide for criminal sanc-
tions and the strongest penalties
are censure or expusios.
Carter called for the following
proposals to be made law with
criminal sanctions to deal with
conflicts of interest or abuse of
the public trust by executive
branch officials:
* Empower a special court to
appoint a temporary special
prosecutor to handle any seri-
ous allegation of misconduct
against high-ranking executive
branch officials. The court
would consist of a panel of fed-
eral judges in the District of
Columbia. Such a prosecutor
could be removed only for "ex-
traordinary impropriety or in-
* Create a new offie Of g
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officials to disclose publicly all
income, gifts, assets, liabilities,
financial transactions, and posi-
tions held in business and pro-
fessional organizations. Present
law requires policymakers to file
statements of financial interest
but these are not disclosed to
the public.
S Bar former government of-
ficials from making informal
as well as formal contacts with
the agencies that once employ-
ed them for two years, rather
than the present one year, if the
matters involved had been un-
der his responsibility.
Carter said that the director
of the new government ethics
office would issue ethical guide-
lines, recommend needed legal
changes, propose conflict of in-
terest regulations and monitor
tion now pending in the Senate
to create a temporary special
prosecutor with the authority to
investigate anyone in govern-
ment from the President on
Such a prosecutor would be
insulated from political or high-
level interference and could be
removed only on a judicial find-
ing of "extraordinary improprie-
ty or incapacity," Carter said.
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Things can get pretty hot along the Mekong River in Thailand, especially when you have to
pedal your way home. So this Thai fellow decided to take a cooling shortcut, and his bike
insisted on coming along.


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