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Agnew Resignation / Baltimore, Maryland #225660

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 10, 1973
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(Studio) Vice President Spiro Agnew's resignation comes in wake of political graft investigation involving Agnew. Agnew admits income tax evasion, sentence outlined. Till today Agnew insisted resignation out of question.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(No location given) August 8, September 26, September 29 film shows Agnew denying any possibility of resignation. [AGNEW - charges he will fight to remain in office.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) After battling political graft charges for weeks Agnew abruptly resigns.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Baltimore, Maryland) Attorney General Elliot Richardson appears with prosecution lawyers; Spiro Agnew already in ctroom. with his lawyers. Richardson, chief prosecutor Henry Petersen and United States attorney George Beall all present. Judge Walter Hoffman formerly charges Agnew with income tax evasion; Agnew lawyers plead no contest. Richardson says Agnew's resignation and plea to criminal charge would be punishment enough. Agnew admits income tax evasion, but asserts campaign money from contractors in return for state jobs not used to personally enrich Agnew. Judge Hoffman issues sentence to Agnew. [Outside ctroom. AGNEW - explains reasons for resignation.]
REPORTER: Robert Schakne Artist: Aggie Whelan

Cronkite, Walter;
Schakne, Robert

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