ABC Evening News for Monday, Apr 15, 1974
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(Studio) Former Attorney General John Mitchell undergoes cross-examination. He and former Treasury Secretary Maurice Stans charged with conspiracy and perjury in trading influence for $200,000 campaign gift from financier Robert Vesco. Mitchell says not guilty.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(NYC) Mitchell says never knew he'd be indicted until he read it in papers. Told his attorney he was not guilty. Admits to prosecutor, John Wing,he passed on to chairperson Securities and Exchange Commission complaints from Vesco with regard to Securities and Exchange Commission study. Chairperson was William Casey. Mitchell says not particularly important that he talked to Casey. Admits partly responsible for Casey appointed Wing seeking to show Mitchell improperly used influence to get Vesco gift.
REPORTER: Gregory Jackson; Artist: Anthony Accurso
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