The Treasury Department today will honor eight employees who died in the April 19 bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City.
Treasury Secretary Robert E. Rubin, Secret Service Director Eljay Bowron, and Customs Service Director George Weise will unveil the eight names newly inscribed on a plaque memorializing fallen Treasury law enforcement personnel.
Six Secret Service and two Customs Service officers were among the 168 listed as killed in the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil.
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The Federal Reserve's annual Fourth of July celebration was a grand affair, according to those who attended, but the guest list surprised some.
Among those present was former Rep. Stephen L. Neal, who once headed the House subcommittee responsible for the central bank. That wasn't exactly unexpected; the North Carolina Democrat was a big supporter of the Federal Reserve.
However, Rep. John D. Dingell, former chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, also was present, and that did come as a surprise. Not only is the Michigan Democrat out of power in the Republican Congress - his panel has even been renamed - but he is not identified with any major issue affecting the Fed.
One guest said no other members of Congress were present.
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network of the Treasury Department has gained four soldiers in the war against money laundering. They are:
*Michael L. Eid, who comes from the General Accounting Office, where he was responsible for reviewing the government's efforts to fight money laundering.
*Jane Fisher, who served for eight years as the deputy staff director for the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, where she focused on economic cooperation, arms control, conflict resolution, and human rights issues.
*Richard W. Harms, a veteran of the Treasury agency, who has spent the past three years as a consultant for the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Center, that country's financial intelligence agency.
*Gregory A. Passic, who as chief of financial investigations organized the Drug Enforcement Agency's Kingpin strategy, aimed at the top levels of drug trafficking rings.
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David A. Felt and Isabella W. Sammons have been appointed associate general counsels at the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight.
Previously, Mr. Felt served as a counsel in the appellate litigation division of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.
Ms. Sammons came to the oversight office from the Farm Credit System Assistance Board, where she was deputy counsel and general counsel. She began her legal career at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, where she specialized in bank operations and securities law.
The oversight office regulates the Federal National Mortgage Association and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.