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Angola / Mercenaries' Sentences #44114

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jun 28, 1976
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(Studio) Report on trial of mercenaries.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Luanda, Angola) 3 defendants receive 16-yr. prison sentences, incling. American Gary Acker. 3 others receive 24 years; Argentine-American,-ex-Marine Corps Gus Grillo and 2 others receive 30 years 4 receive death penalty. They include: leader "Colonel Tony CalIan" or Costas Georgiou, Andrew McKenzie, John Barker and American Dan. Gearhart. Prosecution admitted Gearhart never fired a shot in his 4 days in Angola.
REPORTER: Lou Cioffi

(Studio) President of Angola to review sentences.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Kensington, MD) [Mrs. GEARHART - hopes Angolan president will go for lighter sentence. Will do anything to help.] British attys. begin appeal process for 3 Britains sentenced to death. American attys. expected to ask DC to use diplomatic channels to help Gearhart.
REPORTER: Joe Templeton

Cioffi, Lou;
Reasoner, Harry;
Templeton, Joe

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