NBC Evening News for Thursday, May 12, 1977
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(Studio) Federal Election Commission orders Pennsylvania Governor Milton Shapp to return all money received as fed. matching funds in 1976 presidential campaign.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(DC) Details noted with regard to investigation of improper contributions received by Shapp in order to get federal funds. Case of those made by employees of Norstan Inds., Incorporated, in Atlanta and involving Shapp committee consultant Eleanor Elias. Commission has no indications Shapp knew of actions. [Shapp's attorney Gregory HARVEY - says Federal Election Commission thinks of Shapp as insurance company for money.] Now that congress races have similar regulations Federal Election Commission will, like IRS, be investigating at all times and some cheating will go unnoticed.
REPORTER: Linda Ellerbee