Another Billy-Libya deal reported to Senate panel
Assistant Attorney General Philip B. Heymann told a Senate committee Thursday about another deal between Billy Carter and Libya that could have brought money from the Arab government to the President's brother. He also said the Justice Department investigation of whether Mr. Carter should register as a foreign agent for Libya received "extraordinary attention" -- including having Mr. Carter tailed by FBI agents.
The committee also planned to call Joel S. Lisker, head of the Justice Department's foreign agent registration unit, to explain apparent contradictions between his testimony and that of Attorney General Benjamin R. Civiletti. A report prepared for Republican members of the committee said Mr. Civiletti delayed action to force Billy Carter to register until he could check with the President; that when Mr. Lisker told him Billy Carter had acknowledged receiving money from Libya, the attorney general said not to act on the information for 10 days.