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Hoffa Case #204888

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jul 07, 1969
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(Studio) Teamsters' President, James Hoffa, convicted of jury tampering, seeks new trial in Chicago on 2nd conviction of mail fraud.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Chicago, Illinois) Charges that 1st conviction tainted by illegal wiretaps. FBI agent admits Hoffa, other deps., and 5 attys. monitored. Federal Judge Richard Austin, who ruled eavesdropping evidence didn't affect conviction, here again because of Supreme Court ruling, which gives defense attys. right to examine government logs of overheard conversation. Hoffa confers with Attorney Maurice Walsh; uttered exclamation when agent said he didn't know if recordings still existed. FBI clerk admitted he decided which pts. of conversation to record, and said most tapes destroyed. At noon recess, court files past Hoffa to shake hands. Defense Attorney Harvey Silitz accuses government of dishonesty in failing to provide complete records of conservations.
REPORTER: Bill Plante; ARTIST: Howard Brodie

Plante, Bill;
Reasoner, Harry

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