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Decarlo Commutation / White House Involvement #471778

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 05, 1973
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(Studio) Senator Henry Jackson wants information on commutation granted Mafia leader Angelo Decarlo by President after DeCarlo served fraction of jail sentence. Senator Jackson says former Attorney General Richard Kleindienst and White House cnsl. John Dean may have been involved in improper procedures.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(DC) Senator investigation subcommittee headed by Senator Jackson probing Decarlo commutation. [JACKSON - says wants to know why usual commutation procedures not followed and if any of White House staff involved. John Dean agrees to testify.] [REPORTER - asks who grants pardons.] [JACKSON - states Pardon Bd. grants pardons, but appropriate recommendation must be issued. United States attorney handling DeCarlo case not contacted for this. Strike force dealing with organized crime not consulted.] Kleindienst says never talked with Dean about case, but did sign commutation papers after correctly approved. Public hearings begin middle of July.
REPORTER: Robert McCormick

McCormick, Robert;
Utley, Garrick

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