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Nixon Campaign Fraud / Mitchell #228610

CBS Evening News for Monday, May 21, 1973
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(Studio) John Mitchell and Maurice Stans, former Cabinet officers and later Nixon campaign chiefs, plead innocent to charges perjury and conspiracy stemming from secret campaign contribution.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Mitchell, Stans and Harry Sears indicted for conspiring to help financier Robert Vesco out of an Securities and Exchange Commission investigation in return for $200,000 Nixon campaign contribution. Prosecutor John Wing asks Judge John Cannella that bail be set at $1000, but 3 men released without bail.
REPORTER: Richard Roth Artist: Aggie Whelan

(Studio) Vesco said to have looted $224 million in mutual funds from his company Warrant is out for his arrest. Vesco last talked to reporters in March in Costa Rica.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(San Jose, Costa Rica) [VESCO - says will come to court if is given proper notice.] Reports of Vesco's extensive financial and business holdings in Costa Rica enumerated. [Costa Rica President Jose FIGUERES - denies Vesco deposited $325,000 in President's New York bank account on 1 occasion.] If Vesco allowed to remain in Costa Rica, country could become his international financial capital.
REPORTER: George Natanson

(Studio) President Jose Figueres will go on air tomorrow to explain to country his ties with Vesco.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Natanson, George;
Roth, Richard

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