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NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 27, 1976
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(Studio) Ex-Premier Kakuei Tanaka arrested on charges of taking $1.5 million in Lockheed bribe money. Tokyo stock market slumps and recovers.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Tokyo, Japan) Tanaka linked to Lockheed bribes in 1973-74 while he was prem. Tanaka resigned in 1974 due to charges he was using his office to build his personal fortune. Prosecutors have 20 days to indict Tanaka. Prosecutors trace flow of payoff money from Lockheed through Marubeni Corporation and All-Nippon Airways. 14 execs. arrested before Tanaka. Ex-Marubeni chairperson's role in scandal noted. Film shows right-wing ntlist., Yoshio Kodama, who was Lockheed's secret agent in Japan. Premier Takeo Miki says Tanaka arrest had caused worst crisis for conservative party in its history. General election set for later in year
REPORTER: Jack Russell

Chancellor, John;
Russell, Jack

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