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Army Graft / Senate / Turner #200979

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 07, 1969
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(Studio) Former Provost Marshal, Major General Carl Turner admits obtaining 100s of guns for own use, and signing for them in Army's name. Says he sold some to gun dealer.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) [TURNER - says required gun record has disappeared and it would be to my advantage to get it back. Guns from Chicago Police Department given to me as a collector, not for the Army.] [Senator Abraham RIBICOFF - reads receipt showing guns to be used for Army training.] [TURNER - says I told Police Supt. James Conlisk they weren't for Army, and he said it was only way of clearing record.] [RIBICOFF - asks about receipt.] [TURNER - says I recognize I shouldn't have signed it now. Have faith in Supt.] [RIBICOFF - asks about conspiracy between him and Conlisk.] [TURNER - says no; not familiar with Illinois law.] [RIBICOFF - says you assumed Conlisk was.] [TURNER - says yes.] Conlisk says gave guns only for Army use. Turner reported getting $2,000 from gun sales and amended income tax to show profit of $7,000 from hobby.
REPORTER: Steve Rowan

Cronkite, Walter;
Rowan, Steve

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