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Committee: Rep. Shuster Broke Rules

October 5, 2000

WASHINGTON (AP) _ The House ethics committee said Thursday that Rep. Bud Shuster, chairman of the Transportation Committee, committed ``serious official misconduct″ through his actions with a lobbyist and his acceptance of improper gifts. But the panel took no action beyond a letter of disapproval.

``By your actions you have brought discredit to the House of Representatives,″ the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct wrote Shuster, R-Pa., who accepted the letter in a negotiated end to the case.

No action will be required by the full House as a result of the negotiated settlement, the committee said.

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