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Kerner Case #227211

CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 19, 1973
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(Studio) Jury reaches guilty verdict for Judge Otto Kerner.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Chicago, Illinois) Kerner accused of accepting bribe of race track stock in return for race track favors while Kerner was governor Illinois. Judge Robert Taylor receives verdict from jury foreman William Michael. Kerner's codefendant Theodore Isaacs also found guilty. Kerner guilty of bribery, conspiracy, perjury, mail fraud and income tax evasion. [US attorney James THOMPSON - says Kerner held record for integrity and honesty as public figure.] Kerner denies ever took advantage while in office.
REPORTER: Bill Plante Artist: Marcia Dantis

Cronkite, Walter;
Plante, Bill

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