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Nixon / Campaign Law Violations / Watergate Case #227584

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 13, 1973
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(Studio) Common Cause gets subpoena for John Dean and 6 others to testify about Nixon campaign financing, matter interwoven with Watergate case.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Recently Nixon campaign committee has refunded 3 large contributions, incl. $250,000 to Robert Vesco, $100,000 to Robert Allen (much of which ended up in bank account Bernard Barker, convicted in Watergate trial) and $305,000 to Walter Duncan. Ruth Farkas represents latest embarrassment to campaign. Farkas gave $200,000 after election and before appointed ambassador to Luxembourg. Farkas refuses to talk with reporter Barry Serafin. Money given after April 7 should have been disclosed under new campaign law. Farkas contribution was reported, rest weren't. [Federal Elections Office chief Philip HUGHES - says hopes facts of case will be explored satisfactorily.] Common Cause says contributions given before April 7 have to be disclosed under old Corrupt Practices Act. Money given between March 10 and April 7 not reported [Common Cause attorney Mitchell ROGOVIN - says much money received during this period and committee has refused to reveal where it originated.] Former finance chief for campaign Maurice Stans says instructed committee files be thrown away.
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Schorr, Daniel
Duration:
00:03:40

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