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The Michigan Daily-Wednesday, May 14, 1980-Page 13
Carter hopeful of sanetion efforts
From AP and UPI meet in Naples, Italy, next weekend to Kingdom - announced the May 17 san- mitment.
President Carter said in Washington review the proposed sanctions. Japan's ctions deadline several days before the "They have announced publicly and
that he expects theWestern European foreign minister is expected to fly to Carter administration launched the informed us directly that they will
allies "to keep their commitment" to Europe the following week to coor- failed hostage rescue mission without carry out the sanction commitments
carry out the sanctions against Iran, dinate his government's position with consulting them. agaipnst Iran, the president said,
and Secretary of State Edmund the other-allies. In recent days, some of the allies pending some major breakthrough in
Muskie, in Brussels, Belgium for a THE COMMON Market nations - have indicated they will weaken the the release of the hostages, and we ex-
high-level NATO meeting, was expec- Belgium, Denmark, France, West sanctions by exempting exports pect our allies to keep their commit-
ted to keep up the pressure. Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, already contracted for. But Carter ment to us."
C'mmon Market foreign ministers the Netherlands.aand the United remained confident of the allies' com- ASKED IF A lack of total backing for


the U.S. position could undermine effor-
ts to free the 53 Americans, Carter
replied: "The more united the allies are
in having a commitment to have the
hostages released, the better off it is for
us and for the hostages and for the
future of Iran."
Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, Iran's
revolutionary leader, has said the
newly elected Iranian Parliament will
decide the hostages' fate. The
Parliament is not expected to rule on
the hostages until June or July.
Islamic fundamentalists, including
many who favor putting the hostages on
trial as spies, captured a majority in
the second round of voting last week.
They also had dominated the first round
March 14.
MEANWHILE, several American
helicopters flew over Iranian ships
working in Persian Gulf oil fields but
switched course after Iran's armed for-
ces were alerted, Tehran radio repor-
ted yesterday. The Pentagon denied the
But Iranian Oil Minister Ali Akbar
Moinfar was quoted as saying security
at Iran's oil fields would be stepped up
following the reported incident Monday
4 4- LEA WOp

IN TEHRAN, IRANIAN Foreign Minister Sadegh Ghotbzadeh helps carry the body of one of two Iranians killed by
terrorists during the six-day siege of the Iranian Embassy in London.
Boston pro . accused FOR T1+ MVIE
of using students
in escam

BOSTON (AP)-Female college
students flashing fake identification
cards and claiming non-existent
children helped a Northeastern Univer-
sity physical education teacher collect
as much as $1 million in fraudulent
state welfare money, a prosecutor said
The professor, Robert Hayes, 34, was
arrested yesterday in Harrisburg, Pa.,
for his alleged role in running In-
terested Neighborhood Action Inc., a
counseling service described as the
headquarters of the welfare-collecting
STEPHEN DELINSKY, an assistant
attorney general, described the
operation as the largest case of welfare
fraud ever discovered in Massachuset-
"Certain female students used phony
identification to apply for welfare
benefits for themselves and nonexistent
children," the prosecutor said. They
and other neighborhood residents
collected welfare payments, food
stamps, and Medicaid prescription
Bayes was one of five people indicted
earlier this month by a Suffolk County
grand jury on charges of larceny, con-
spiracy, and the forging and altering of
checks and public records.
prosecutors have documented several
hundred thousand dollars worth of
fraudulent claims, and by the=tine the
investigation is over, "the potential fes
reaching an amount close to a million

dollars is there."
"Of the money obtained, the vast
majority was turned over to Dr.
Hayes," said Delinsky. "The students
were a significant part of the scheme
but not the majority. The majority were
people in the community who used fake
identification to obtain various kinds of
welfare benefits."
The prosecutor said the state does not
expect to recover any, of the cash
because all of it has been spent.
Asked whether the students took part
in the scherhe for money or to get good
grades, Delinsky replied, "The full
range of human motivation was in-
volved in this matter."


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