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The Nation

January 19, 1988

A third regional Bell telephone company said that top company officials met with Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III while his financial manager held some $10,000 worth of his telephone stock. William L. Weiss, Ameritech chairman, and John J. Connarn, vice president of federal relations, met with Meese on Feb. 4, 1986, to urge the attorney general to lift restrictions imposed by the antitrust decree that broke up the Bell system, Ameritech spokesman Peter Lincoln said. Meese's activities in telecommunications matters in 1985 and 1986 when he held stock in the telephone industry are being investigated by an independent counsel as part of a conflict-of-interest probe.

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