ABC Evening News for Monday, May 24, 1976
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(Studio) Report on West Point cheating scandal.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(W. Point, New York) 110 more junior class cadets may have cheated on take-home exam. last month 52 other cadets already found guilty. 4 resigned; 48 others are appealing. Mil. attys. ask Army to appointed outside panel to investigate widespread cheating. Army refuses. West Point sets up inside panel to investigate. [Attorney Captain Paul FOSTER - explains why inside panel is not enough.] [W. Point commandant General Walter ULMER - says allegations against honor committee or cadets not persuasive.] Some cadets write Congmen. complaining of being made scapegoats for a bigger problem. New York congress aide prepares for possible congress investigation. West Point representatives hope to stop charges of coverup and head off congress study with mil. panel study of situation.
REPORTER: James Walker
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