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Nixon Reelection Campaign / Illegal Contributions #25861

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 02, 1973
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(Studio) Justice Department files charges against Nixon reelection committee claiming it illegally failed to report $200,000 cash contribution from financier Robert Vesco. Vesco being sued by Securities and Exchange Commission for looting $224 million from 4 mutual funds.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) Nixon reelection committee says promise to donate $200,000 made before new campaign spending law passed. Justice Department says contribution made after law passed so contribution should have been reported Maurice Stans still runs Nixon reelection committee Committee will be faced with many more charges of failure to report contributions. Richard Kleindienst said to have resigned as Attorney General partly because time would be almost monopolized prosecuting 1972 Nixon campaign.
REPORTER: David Schoumacher

Schoumacher, David;
Smith, Howard K.

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