NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 12, 1975
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(Studio) Former Commerce Secretary Maurice Stans pleads guilty to 5 violations of campaign financial laws. Stans 3rd Nixon cabinet member caught up in Watergate-related crimes; John Mitchell and Richard Kleindienst were other 2.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) Stans' charges outlined. Despite plea, Stans tells reporters he didn't deliberately break law. [STANS - says disclosed violations were not willful.] Defense lawyers and special prosecutor disagree over penalties involved, but Stans could go to jail for 5 years and pay $5000 fine.
REPORTER: Gordon Graham; ARTIST: Betty Wells
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