Investigations: Company for Billie Sol

If anyone had any doubt left that the sprawling, messy Department of Agriculture needs a thorough overhauling, it was dispelled last week. Billie Sol Estes may be the farm program's biggest bad boy to date, but it became obvious that he has plenty of company. So far. the FBI has used 452 special agents from 46 cities in its Estes investigation, at a cost of $236,200; congressional investigations are expected to cost another halfmillion. But scandal was piling on scandal with such regularity that the price to the taxpayer of investigating them...

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