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Decarlo / Commutation / White House Involvement #27064

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 05, 1973
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(Studio) Senator Henry Jackson probes Nixon actions granting of executive clemency to reputed Mafia leader Angelo Decarlo.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) Decarlo, released because of terminal cancer, but still alive and well. Jackson questions transaction.
REPORTER: Bill Zimmerman

(Seattle, WA) [JACKSON - says commutation for Decarlo not taken through correct, legal channels.] [REPORTER - asks if President and aides involved in helping organized crime.] [JACKSON - unsure. Questions who pushed commutation of sentence.]
REPORTER: John Sandefer (KONO-TV Seattle, WA)

(DC) Justice Department says request for commutation went through all legal and correct channels include Richard Kleindienst, John Dean and President Nixon. Senator investigating committee headed by Senator Jackson to determine if high White House official interceded on Decarlo's behalf. REPORTER: Bill Zimmerman

Reasoner, Harry;
Zimmerman, Bill

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