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S. HRG. 98-1289

UNDERCOVER OPERATIONS ACT

HEARING

BEFORE THE

SUBCOMMITTEE ON CRIMINAL LAW

OF THE

COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY

UNITED STATES SENATTI

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NINETY-EIGHTH CONGRESS

MAY 13 1985
SECOND SESSION

COPY

ON

S. 804

A BILL TO REFORM THE FEDERAL CRIMINAL LAWS BY ESTABLISHING
CERTAIN STANDARDS AND LIMITS FOR CONDUCTING FEDERAL UN-
DERCOVER OPERATIONS AND ACTIVITIES, AND FOR OTHER PUR-
POSES

MAY 16, 1984

Serial No. J-98-121

Printed for the use of the Committee on the Judiciary

U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

40-074 0

WASHINGTON : 1984

COMMITTEE ON THE JUDICIARY

STROM THURMOND, South Carolina, Chairman
CHARLES McC. MATHIAS, JR., Maryland JOSEPH R. BIDEN, JR., Delaware
PAUL LAXALT, Nevada

EDWARD M. KENNEDY, Massachusetts ORRIN G, HATCH, Utah

ROBERT C. BYRD, West Virginia ROBERT DOLE, Kansas

HOWARD M. METZENBAUM, Ohio ALAN K. SIMPSON, Wyoming

DENNIS DECONCINI, Arizona JOHN P. EAST, North Carolina

PATRICK J. LEAHY, Vermont CHARLES E. GRASSLEY, Iowa

MAX BAUCUS, Montana JEREMIAH DENTON, Alabama

HOWELL HEFLIN, Alabama ARLEN SPECTER, Pennsylvania

VINTON DEVANE LIDE, Chief Counsel and Staff Director

DEBORAH K. OWEN, General Counsel

DEBORAH G. BERNSTEIN, Chief Clerk
MARK H. GITENSTEIN, Minority Chief Counsel

SUBCOMMITTEE ON CRIMINAL LAW

PAUL LAXALT, Nevada, Chairman STROM THURMOND, South Carolina

JOSEPH R. BIDEN, JR., Delaware ARLEN SPECTER, Pennsylvania

MAX BAUCUS, Montana ROBERT DOLE, Kansas

JOHN F. NASH, Jr., Chief Counsel and Staff Director

WILLIAM MILLER, General Counsel

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CONTENTS

OPENING STATEMENTS OF MEMBERS

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Berman, Jerry J:

Testimony.

Prepared statement

“The Lessons of Abscam,” by Jerry J. Berman.

Edwards, Hon. Don:

Testimony ......

Prepared statement

Freedman, Monroe H.:

Testimony

Prepared statement

Jensen, Lowell:

Testimony.

Prepared statement

Responses to questions submitted by:

Senator Mathias...

Senator Denton

Mathias, Hon. Charles McC., Jr.:

Summary of Provisions of Undercover Operations Act of 1983
Excerpts from Final Report of the Senate Select Committee to Study

Undercover Activities of the Department of Justice (97-682).....
"Leather Goods Concern Used a Sting Operation," by Leslie Maitland-

Weiner, from the New York Times, May 4, 1984.

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