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Mandel Indictment / Maryland / Political Corruption / Governors #480505

NBC Evening News for Monday, Nov 24, 1975
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(Studio) Maryland Governor Marvin Mandel indicted on political corruption charges. Mandel replaced Spiro Agnew as governor Agnew pleaded no contest to tax evasion charge and resigned as United States Vice President
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Annapolis, Maryland) Mandel labeled grand jury investigation "witch hunt." Alleged that Mandel got laws passed for friends who owned Marlboro Race Track in return for shares in land investment schemes.
REPORTER: Carl Stern

(Baltimore, Maryland) Governor and 5 others to be arraigned later. Judge Alexander Harvey to delay gag order until Mandel has chance to say something.
REPORTER: Carl Stern; ARTIST: Betty Wells

(Annapolis, Maryland) Mandel and wife share jibes with reporters [MANDEL - says can prove innocence in court Wants prompt trial.] In past year, government prosecuted 373 public officials. Details cited.
REPORTER: Carl Stern

(Studio) Sitting govs. indicted in IN in 1924, North Dakota in 1934, and Louisiana in 1939.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Stern, Carl

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