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Agnew / Investigation #230218

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 07, 1973
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(Studio) Vice President Spiro Agnew under investigation for bribery, extortion, fraud. Agnew denies charges.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Attorney General Elliot Richardson decides to keep case at Justice Department and not turn over case to special Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox. Charges involve financial kickbacks from building contractors while Agnew was Maryland governor and Vice President [Baltimore city comptroller Hyman PRESSMAN - states many contractors get multimillion-dollar jobs with pol. backing.] United States attorney from Baltimore, George Beall, and Richardson meet to discuss Agnew probe. Beall heads investigation.
REPORTER: Barry Serafin

Mudd, Roger;
Serafin, Barry

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