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Bronfman / Kidnap Case / Verdict #41198

ABC Evening News for Friday, Dec 10, 1976
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(Studio) Reporter notes details with regard to kidnap in August, 1975, of Samuel Bronfman II, son of Seagram Liquors board chairperson Arrested in case at rescue of Bronfman in New York City were Mel Patrick Lynch and Dominic Byrne. Details re: trial noted; jury returns verdict today.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(White Plains, New York) Court proceedings noted; verdict is not guilty re: kidnapping, guilty of extortion. After trial 2 of jurors talk re: Bronfman's behavior; are asked with regard to Bronfman's role in kidnapping. [William LINK and Molly DRICOT - say Sam. Bronfman masterminded kidnap.] Bronfman denies participation. [BRONFMAN - says system is sad when kidnappers caught in act and get off. Says he didn't mastermind plot.] [Sam's father Edgar BRONFMAN - says he feels same as son with regard to verdict.] Westchester Cnty. district attorney says he believes Sam Bronfman and no charges will be filed against him.
REPORTER: James Walker Artist: Victor Juhasz

Reasoner, Harry;
Walker, James

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