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Massachusetts Extortion Case #257936

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 02, 1978
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(Studio) Massachusetts grand jury's indictment of 2 men on chgs. of trying to buy 1972 Vice President nomination for John Volpe reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Boston, Massachusetts) Expected indictment of 2 in connection with local kickback scandal and surprise indictment of men on chgs. of trying to buy 1972 Vice President spot from Richard Nixon for former Massachusetts governor John Volpe detailed. Named in indictment are Massachusetts Turnpike Authority vice chairperson Albert Manzi and architectural firm owner William Masiello. Nixon's retention of Spiro Agnew as Vice President and appointed of Volpe as ambassador to Italy noted. Innocent pleas of both men reported [MASIELLO - refuses comment.] [Massachusetts attorney general Francis BELLOTTI - comments on indictments.] [VOLPE - denies knowledge of incident.] Details of indictment given.
REPORTER: Jim Kilpatrick

(Studio) Nixon spokesperson's denial that Nixon knew anything about scheme reported
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Kilpatrick, Jim

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