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Watergate / Larue Pleads Guilty #26494

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 27, 1973
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(Studio) Former White House aide Fred. LaRue pleads guilty in covering up Watergate scandal. 1st to make such move. LaRue close associate with former Attorney General John Mitchell. Admits guilt before federal court and offers to help government probe.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) In exchange for cooperation with investigators, LaRue charged on 1 count with obstructing justice. LaRue informed he could receive 5 year jail term and $10,000 fine but signs waiver and Judge John Sirica accepts plea. [Outside, prosecutor James NEAL - says LaRue cooperated with investigators, admitted guilt and asked to enter 1 plea.] LaRue fully admits involvement in Watergate scandal and cover-up. Sentence to be delayed until new defendants tried.
REPORTER: Bill Matney Artist: Lily Spandorf

Matney, Bill;
Reasoner, Harry

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