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November 11, 2016
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December 15, 1998
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October 5, 1965
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WASHINGTON STAR Sanitized - Approved For Release : CIA-RDP75- OCT 5 1965 CPYRGHT . within the State Department, and others on the Senate ter-! nal Security subcomtmittee. At the time Otepka was, dismissed, the State Depart-~ ment said he had furnished classified (secret) information' to the subcommittee, had given' the subcommittee staff a series. of questions to be asked of his` CPYRGHT i~iecr O pk ~ Appeal (Judge E. Barrett Prettyman By the Associated Press officer in Otto F. Otepka' Otepka was dismissed Nov. 5, 1963, as head' of the State De- partment's security evaluation section, but he still is on the payroll at $],9,310 a year pend- ing the outcome of his appeal. Prettyman is the 'former senior judge of the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. As hearing officer, he a regular department hear examiner., Under normal procedure, an such appeal would come befor !within the . State Department The appointment of a lega expert outside the departmen Oct. 11 has been postpone .again, this time to an indefinit date. Meantime, the hearing set fo appeal of his dismissal, it w learned today. would hear witnesses and argu- ments from both sides and make to report to Secretary of State Dean Rusk. The hearing officer does not act. a? a judge. The final deci- sion kests with Rusk, subject- to a possible court appeal. The Otepka case involves aJ dispute between some i persons superiors and had been re-, sponsible for removing classifi- cation markings from some documents. The official charge was "conduct unbecoming an officer" of the department. The subcommittee in tlurn has held lengthy hearings including testimony on O.tepka's charges that his office telephone was tapped and waste paper from! his office -checked by others. within the department. FOIAb3b .Sanitized - Approved For Release : CIA-RDP75-00149R000600040136-5 .