ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 12, 1975
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(Studio) In Washington, DC federal district court, former Commerce Secretary Maurice Stans pleads guilty to 5 misdemeanor counts of violating campaign fund-raising laws in `72. Stans is 3rd Nixon cabinet member to plead guilty or be convicted in Watergate related case; others were John Mitchell and Richard Kleindienst.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(DC) [On December 11, 1968, President NIXON - announces new Commerce Secretary, Maurice Stans.] Just 5 years later, Watergate committee zeroed in on Maurice Stans. This morning, Stans seemed happy and jaunty. [Outside, STANS - says he pleaded guilty but in each of 5 instances he made good faith judgement.]
REPORTER: David Schoumacher; ARTIST: Freda Reiter
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