NBC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 07, 1977
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(Studio) Former FBI agent indicted by New York City federal grand jury.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(DC) Attorney General Bell made decision to prosecute FBI agents; today's indictment is for John Kearney. Alleged illegal wiretaps and mail openings with regard to search for Weather Underground members noted. [Society of Former FBI Agents spokesperson James McGOVERN - feels indictment miscarriage of justice.] [Former FBI deputy director Mark FELT - says he's testified same things used against Al Fatah group of PLO, Mafia, Ku Klux Klan and Communist party; now policy changed.] Prosecution for break-ins in 1972 and 1973. J. Edgar Hoover withdrew permission for such activities in 1966, but they continued.
REPORTER: Carl Stern
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