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The Nation

The director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Louis O. Giuffrida, improperly used his free mail privilege to send Christmas cards last year to members of Congress, a General Accounting Office report said. “We think the holiday greeting letter was a violation of our long-standing rule against sending Christmas cards with appropriated funds, and consequently an improper use of (franked) mail,” said the report, sent to Rep. Fortney H. (Pete) Stark Jr. (D-Oakland). Stark asked Giuffrida March 25 to reimburse the Treasury for the unspecified cost of the mailing.


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