"The Civil Aeronautics Board put out a big net, and they got me, a herring. The barracuda is still swimming around." With these words, a $10,065-a-year CAB trial attorney, Albert Ruppar, 47, shrugged off his dismissal from the board last week for violating the rule that prohibits CAB employees from buying airline stocks. For weeks CAB had been trying to find the man who on Aug. 2, eight days before the official announcement, had tipped off Wall Street about the board's decision to award New England's little Northeast Airlines a lucrative New York-Miami air route. As a result, Northeast...

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