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Carter / Liddy Sentence #493080

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 12, 1977
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(Studio) President Carter reduces sentence of Watergate figure G. Gordon Liddy to 8 years; Liddy to be eligible for parole in July.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Because Liddy wouldn't testify in court or to Congress with regard to Watergate, Judge John J. Sirica sentenced him to more than 20 years in jail. Liddy's family had petitioned Carter to reduce sentence to time already served; resultant action comes from Justice Department and White House study. Liddy's attorney Peter Maroulis says Liddy and family pleased with news. Reduced sentence is same as those given John Mitchell, H.R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman.
REPORTER: Ford Rowan

Brinkley, David;
Rowan, Ford

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