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Wiretaps / Hoffa / Clay #204525

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jul 14, 1969
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(Studio) Federal government wins two cases of electronic eavesdropping against Jas Hoffa and Cassius Clay.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Chicago, Illinois) Federal Judge Richard B. Austin rules Hoffa 1964 fraud conviction not illegally obtained, nor tainted by illegal eavesdropping. Denies new trial. Austin rules nothing relevant to case contained in conversations monitored by FBI. Hoffa resentenced to 5 years following 8-yr. term now serving. Gave half-smile and wave to court audience. Hoffa attorney Maurice Walsh didn't agree with Judge. [WALSH - says our contention is that we haven't had all eavesdropping information of case. Somebody's withholding.] Hoffa to be behind bars long after office of Teamsters Union President expires.
REPORTER: Bill Plante; ARTIST: Howard Brodie

(Studio) Federal Judge rules government didn't use wiretap information in convicting boxer Cassius Clay of draft evasion.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Reporter(s):
Plante, Bill;
Reasoner, Harry
Duration:
00:02:50

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