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(Studio) Federal grand jury in New York City indicts John Mitchell and Maurice Stans for conspiracy and perjury.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(NYC) Indictments stem from grand jury investigations of secret cash contribution of $200,000 to Nixon campaign by financier Robert Vesco. At time, Vesco was being investigated by Securities and Exchange Commission for stock fraud. Jury says has found link between contribution and efforts of Mitchell and Stans to help Vesco out of Securities and Exchange Commission trouble. Harry Sears, Nixon's New Jersey campaign chief, acted as go-between. [US attorney Whitney North SEYMOUR - says Mitchell and Sears arranged meeting with Securities and Exchange Commission for Vesco same day contribution made.] [MITCHELL - tells reporter Barry Serafin indictments irresponsible.]
REPORTER: Richard Roth
- Cronkite, Walter;
- Roth, Richard
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