THE ADMINISTRATION: Into the Courts

After 17 months of controversy at the administrative, legislative and political levels, the Dixon-Yates contract is headed for the courts. Armed with a 14-page legal opinion, the Atomic Energy Commission last week announced that it does not consider the contract "an obligation which can be recognized by the U.S." The AEC's reason: questions have been raised about whether the contract violated the conflict-of-interest laws. The questions are based on the role of Investment Banker Adolphe H. Wenzell, who worked on the Dixon-Yates negotiations as 1) a part-time consultant to the U.S. Budget Bureau, and 2) a vice president of...

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