Nation: Final Reckoning

A House probe's meager results

After 22 months of investigating Korean Rice Broker Tongsun Park's influence peddling on Capitol Hill from 1967 to 1976, the House Ethics Committee last week took the first step toward punishing sitting Congressmen for wrongdoing.* It voted to begin disciplinary proceedings against four Democrats:

> John McFall, 60, of California, majority whip from 1973 to 1977, for not reporting to the House clerk $4,000 in contributions from Park and for making personal use of the funds.

> Edward Patten, 72, of New Jersey, for contributing $1,000 of Park's money to the Middlesex County Democratic Committee and saying it came...

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