CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jun 20, 1974
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(Studio) Plea bargaining plays major role in Watergate.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(DC) Of 22 convictions by special prosecutor, 21 have entered guilty pleas. Former Attorney General Richard Kleindienst good example of plea bargaining. Objections to plea bargaining prevail. George Hearing, Don. Segretti, Herbert Kalmbach, Dwight Chapin all plea bargained but lowest man in rank received longest sentence. [HEARING - expresses bitterness over his 1 yr. sentence.] [Attorney General William SAXBE - believes plea bargaining can destroy American system of justice.] [Technical problems cut story short.]
REPORTER: Fred Graham
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