ABC Evening News for Friday, Oct 07, 1977
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(Studio) Maryland Governor Marvin Mandel is sentenced to 4 years in prison for racketeering and mail fraud.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Baltimore, Maryland) Comments of Judge Robert Taylor with regard to sentencing noted. Mandel admits he's broke, so no fine is added to prison term. [MANDEL - doesn't think anyone can say or that it was shown in trial that he did anything to hurt people of MD.] Friends say Mandel believes own innocence, because he grew up in political system with different ethics from those accepted by law. Background on Mandel cited; grew up in ethnic neighborhood near Pimlico racetrack. (Photos shown.) Became governor when Spiro Agnew became Vice President Agnew's troubles noted. Other Maryland pols. have been ousted in court cases in past 13 years, and more may come. Former Representative Edward Garmatz is now under indictment on federal bribery charges.
REPORTER: Charles Gibson Artist: Freda Reiter
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