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South Korea / Arms and Troop Withdrawal / Cong. Influence #46250

ABC Evening News for Friday, Oct 21, 1977
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(Studio) President Carter asks Congress for permission to give South Korea military equipment, which would strengthen its army when United States troops are withdrawn.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(Studio) In South Korea influence probe, former Representative Richard T. Hanna is arraigned on 40 counts of conspiracy, bribery and mail fraud.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(DC) Hanna pleads not guilty in federal court; trial is set for January and he's released without bail. Meanwhile, House Ethics Committee hears testimony re: Hanna from former KCIA (Central Intelligence Agency) chief Kim Hyung Wook. Details with regard to Hanna's urging that Tongsun Park be made agent for rice deals between South Korea and US. [Kim Hyung WOOK - (thru interpreter) notes Hanna said he and Park would distribute commissions from rice sales to Congmen.] Other witnesses testify that South Korea government insisted Park be made sole agent for rice purchases and with regard to money Park received as commissions; these include former San Francisco mayor and former head of California Rice Growers Association, Joseph Alioto. (Photos shown.) United States customs official tells committee of meeting with Park in Anchorage, AK, airport, when Park was carrying list of Congmen.'s names with notations of contributions written beside them; details noted. [Customs agent Dennis HAZELTON - tells of Park's effort to keep him from pulling folder out of briefcase.] Last witness is former Park aide Jay Shin Ryu, who produces documents with regard to Park's lobbying activities; details noted.
REPORTER: Brit Hume Artist: Freda Reiter

Hume, Brit;
Jarriel, Tom;
Walters, Barbara

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