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(Studio) Air Force Academy in Colorado says special military investigating team has reopened investigation into thefts and forgeries by group of cadets.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith
(Colorado Springs, Colorado) (KBTV newsfilm shown.) Investigation began when attorney for cadet accused of forgery wrote letter to superintendent of Academy saying cadet forgery and theft ring had been operating since 1972. New York attorney Joel Meyer says actions easily done, cites case as example; says punishments should be more than dismissal from Air Force. (Interview by Jim Walker.) [MEYER - says if cadets going to school at taxpayers' expense can't live up to honor code, should go to jail.] [Air Force spokesperson Major Monte BLEWS - says judgement of court in this particular case was not jail sentence.] Meyer says honor code makes cadets too trusting. [MEYER - describes theft process; says trusting brought by honor code made is easy.] [BLEWS - says he doesn't agree honor code makes it easy for crime to be rampant at Academy.]
REPORTER: Barthy Byrd
- Byrd, Barthy;
- Smith, Howard K.
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