News In Brief

Formal Hatfield inquiry ruled out by Senate staff

The Senate Ethics Committee staff has determined that there was not enough evidence to justify a formal inquiry into whether Sen. Mark O. Hatfield (R) of Oregon improperly used his influence to aid a Greek businessman, the panel's chairman, Sen. Ted Stevens (R) of Alaska, said. Senator Stevens made the recommendation after a closed committee meeting Wednesday.

of 5 stories this month > Get unlimited stories
You've read 5 of 5 free stories

Only $1 for your first month.

Get unlimited Monitor journalism.