PARLIAMENTARY INQUIRY INTO MARSHALL ISLANDS

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PASSPORT SALES

MAJURO, Marshall Islands (June7, 1998 - PACNEWS/Ioane)---A Marshall Islands inquiry into passport sales by the Government will be allowed to examine the bank accounts of officials involved in the revenue generating project.

The Marshall Islands High Court has ordered bank records for three officials and their wives to be made available for review, to facilitate a Parliamentary committee's investigation of alleged misappropriation of more than two million dollars.

Over the years, the Marshall Islands Government has earned millions of dollars from passport sales to Chinese citizens, but the scheme was stopped in 1996 after complaints from the United States, with which the Marshalls has a Compact of Free Association.

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