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December 10, 1998

Thumbnail sketches of Republican investigator David Schippers and Democratic investigator Abbe Lowell of the House Judiciary Committee:

DAVID SCHIPPERS _ A former federal prosecutor who locked up top mobsters, Schippers heads a nine-member investigative team working for Judiciary Committee Republicans. Schippers himself is a Democrat. He has known Henry Hyde, the committee chairman, since both served on a panel investigating judicial corruption in Illinois nearly 30 years ago.

ABBE LOWELL _ Lowell is chief investigator for the minority Democrats on the House Judiciary panel. A veteran Washington lawyer, he has defended several congressmen against ethics charges. A former outside counsel to the House ethics committee, Lowell also served as a special assistant to the attorney general in the Carter administration.

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