SCANDALS: A Tough Bribery Probe?

Elliot Richardson, former Secretary of Defense, former Attorney General, former Ambassador to Britain and present Secretary of Commerce, added another line to his resume last week. He was appointed by President Ford to head a new ten-man panel to probe the damaging issue of foreign bribery by U.S. companies (TIME cover, Feb. 23). The Task Force on Questionable Corporate Payments Abroad—the Administration never mentioned the word bribery in announcing it—includes Cabinet Members Henry Kissinger, William Simon, Donald Rumsfeld and Edward Levi along with Richardson and five other top-flight Presidential Counsellors. It is...

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