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Lockheed Scandal / Canada / Strauss / Japan #487069

NBC Evening News for Monday, Feb 16, 1976
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(Studio) Canada defense minister says may not sign $1 billion contract with Lockheed unless corporation's financial problems resolved. Ex-West German defense minister, Franz Josef Strauss, says neither he nor any member of Christian Social Union took anything from Lockheed. Japanese parliament investigates.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Tokyo, Japan) Japanese Diet hears seven witnesses; trying to find out who received Lockheed payoffs. Multimillionaire, Kenji Osano, admits that ex-vice chairperson Lockheed, Carl Kotchian, asked him for help with Japanese contracts. Denies recing. any money. Billionaire Yoshio Kodama and ex-premeir Kakuei Tanaka to be absent. Kodama received $7 million in Lockheed funds. Doctors say he's too ill to testify. (Hawaii) August 1972 film shows meeting between President Richard Nixon and Tanaka. 2 numbers after meeting, Japan's All Nippon Airways bought Lockheed aircraft.

(Tokyo, Japan) Tanaka, forced out of office due to financial indiscretions, denies all charges. Most critics say little will come of probe.
REPORTER: Jim Laurie (narrates)

(Studio) Right-wing group urges Kodama to kill self because of his actions. Kodama is right-winger.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Laurie, Jim

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