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NCJ Number: 120565 Find in a Library
Title: Ethics in Government Act (From White-Collar Crime: Fifth Survey of Law, P 789-805, 1989, Andrew J. Gildea, ed. -- See NCJ-120557)
Journal: American Criminal Law Review  Volume:26  Issue:3  Dated:(Winter 1989)  Pages:789-805
Author(s): P F Laughlin
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 17
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Major provisions of the Ethics in Government Act are discussed, along with relevant case law and legislative proposals.
Abstract: Titles I, II, and III of the Act identify those individuals in the Federal legislative, executive, and judicial branches who are required to disclose their personal financial affairs through the filing of financial statements containing specified elements. Judicial interpretation of the disclosure requirements is discussed, with emphasis on judicial privacy, the application of criminal penalties, and the use of required statements after filing. Title IV establishes the Office of Government Ethics in the U.S. Office of Personnel Management and Title V sets forth rules relating to post-employment conflicts of interest. Judicial interpretations and legislative proposals relating to Title V are discussed, as are Title VI independent counsel provisions and relevant case law. The application of post-employment restrictions to former Congressmen has been proposed and has been supported by President Bush. 143 footnotes.
Main Term(s): Ethics in Government Act of 1978
Index Term(s): Conflict of interest; Corruption of public officials; Financial disclosure; White collar crime
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