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Kerner / Indictment #455342

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 15, 1971
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(Studio) United States Court of Appeals Judge Otto Kerner indicted by federal grand jury on charges of bribery, mail fraud, tax evasion, perjury, and conspiracy.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Chicago, Illinois) [Chicago "Tribune" photos shown.] Kerner career as Democratic party leader, Mayor Daley associate, United States Attorney, governor of Illinois, chairperson Commission on Civil Disorders, and United States Appeals Court Judge reviewed. Plot of buying under-priced race track stock in exchange for governor power in race track dates, etc., revealed. [US Attorney James THOMPSON - says sorry indictment necessary.] Track shots shown.
REPORTER: John Dancy Artist: Verna Sadock

Chancellor, John;
Dancy, John

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