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Title 16Chapter ISubchapter APart 5Subpart E → §5.54


Title 16: Commercial Practices
PART 5—STANDARDS OF CONDUCT
Subpart E—Disciplinary Actions Concerning Postemployment Conflict of Interest


§5.54   Referral to the Office of Government Ethics and to the Department of Justice.

(a) The General Counsel shall make a preliminary determination of whether the matter appears frivolous and, if not, shall expeditiously transmit any available information to the Director of the Office of Government Ethics and to the Criminal Division, Department of Justice.

(b) Unless the Department of Justice communicates to the Commission that it does not intend to initiate criminal prosecution, the General Counsel shall coordinate any investigation or proceeding under this part with the Department of Justice in order to avoid prejudicing criminal proceedings.

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