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November 11, 2016
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April 12, 1964
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Sanitized - Approved For Release : VY hJLN 1UN XCA& APR 1, 2J964 CPYRGHT eprasaIs Aye Charged tepka 5upporters By DAVID BARNETT ly contrived evidence created North American Newspaper Alliance . solely to harm M Ot k " Congressional Investigator are looking into charges tha the State Department has' de moted six security experts i "reprisal". for their, support o Otto Otepka, suspended. chic 'security evaluator. Three of the men already have filed petitions with the Civil, Service Commission con- tending that their transfers, from' security assignments to 'administrative duties, eonsti- tuted "reduction in rank." Mr..Otepka now is fighting ,attempts of the State Depart- ment to fire him. He is accused of providing without authoriza- tion information to the Senate Internal: Security subcommittee. Evidence, Called Contrived John F: Norpel, jr., one of the en'reassigned as an admi.nis- trative officer in the. bureau of inter-American affairs, contends n his petition to the Civil Serv- ce. Commission that high State epartment'offieials s had "false Another of those who petition. the Civil Service Commis. sion, Harry M. Hite, contended that four of those transferred had been named to a special group by Mr. Otepka to review all personnel security cases. "All have expressed their strong convictions concerning Mr. Otepka's innocence of wrongdoing with which he had, been charged." Two Others Reassigned The other two reassigned, Mr. its said, also were supporters The petitions were sent - to tephen L. Elliott, chief of the ivil Service Appeal Examining ffice. The reassignments were ade on March 15. 'Mr. Hite, Mr. Norpel, Ray and Loughton and Billy N. trred, had intended to appearl, tepka at hearings on his dis- arge, Mr. Hite-said.. Sanitjzed - Approved For Release : CIA-RDP75-00149R000600040053-7