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Agnew Resignation #467170

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 10, 1973
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(Studio) Vice President Spiro T. Agnew resigns. Vice President pleads "no contest" to tax evasion charge in Baltimore, Maryland. Sentence reviewed. Obviously Agnew and Justice Department involved in plea bargaining.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Baltimore, Maryland) United States attorney George Beall, Attorney General Elliot Richardson, assistant Attorney General Henry Petersen and Agnew appear before Judge Walter Hoffman. Bargain between Justice Department and Agnew outlined. Richardson urges Agnew not be jailed. Agnew admits tax evasion and knowledge of campaign money from contractors in return for state building contracts. Judge Hoffman announces sentence. [AGNEW - explains reasons for resignation. To make address to American public soon.] Justice Department evidence against Agnew in kickback allegations reviewed.
REPORTER: Ron Nessen; No artist given

Chancellor, John;
Nessen, Ron

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