NBC Evening News for Monday, Aug 28, 1972
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(Studio) Clifford Irving begins serving his 2 1/2 year sentence in fed. prison. He was convicted of fraud and conspiracy in Howard Hughes autobiography fake.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Lewisburg, Pennsylvania) Before surrendering to federal marshals, Irving says he's concerned about his children. Says he wouldn't have started hoax if he realized crimes involved. [IRVING - says prison experience will make a mark on him, and he will write about it.] He will be at Allenwood Prison Farm, minimum security facility. He could be paroled in less than a year Most of $650,000 he received from "Time-Life" and McGraw-Hill has been returned. His wife Edith faces additional charges in Switzerland.
REPORTER: Gordon Graham