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Gurney Trial / Florida #241734

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 06, 1975
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(Studio) Ex-Senator Edward Gurney acquitted on 5 charges, but jury couldn't decide on 2 other charges.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Tampa, Florida) Court clerk reads verdicts. Gurney: no verdict with regard to conspiracy charge; not guilty of bribery, recing. unlawful compensation and 3 counts of not guilty of lying to grand jury. No verdict on 1 count. 3 codefendants found not guilty on charges where agreement reached. No verdict with regard to Gurney aide, Joseph Bastien, on charges of conspiracy. Jury thought government witnesses were trying to bargain for lighter sentences. [GURNEY - says doesn't think government will bring case back.] May reenter pols.
REPORTER: Bruce Hall Artist: Aggie Whelan

(Studio) Gurney served full term in Senate
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Hall, Bruce;
Mudd, Roger

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