CBS Evening News for Monday, Jul 07, 1969
View other clips in this broadcast →
Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.
(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
Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.
Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:
If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.