Certification of Mark Neagle

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA


     William Thomas, et. al.       |          C.A. No. 94-2742
           Plaintiffs pro se,      |          Judge Charles R. Richey
                                   |
               v.                  |
                                   |
     The United States, et. al.    |
           Defendants.             |

CERTIFICATION

I, Mark E. Nagle, Acting Chief of the Civil Division, United States Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia, pursuant to the provisions of 28 U.S.C. 2679, and by virtue of the authority delegated to the United States Attorney by 28 C.F.R. 15.3 and redelegated to me on January 4, 1995, hereby certify that I have read the Complaint in this action. On the basis of the information now available with respect to the incidents alleged therein, I find that the individually-sued defendants Richard Robbins, Stephen O'Neill and Edward Keness were acting within the scope of their authority as employees of the United States at the time of such alleged incidents.


Dated: __________

MARK E. NAGLE
Assistant United States Attorney
Acting Chief, Civil Division