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FBI / Government Scandal #509095

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Feb 03, 1980
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(Studio) FBI investigation of bribes paid public officials, include Senators and Congmen., announced; details given.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(DC) Details of undercover investigation, "Operation Abscam," examined; films shown. Involvement of Representative John Murphy outlined. Murphy's refusal to comment noted. 7 Congmen. and 1 Senator cited; FBI reported warning Senator Harrison Williams that he's target in investigation. Film shown, details given. [WILLIAMS - comments.] Involvement of Representative John Jenrette Junior noted. [JENRETTE - comments.] [Voice of Frank THOMPSON - comments.] [Camden, New Jersey, Mayor Angelo ERRICHETTI - discusses allegations linking him to scandal.] FBI reported trying to get back large sum of money paid out as bribes to public officials.
REPORTER: Brian Ross

(Studio) Chairperson of House Ethics Committee, Charles Bennett, quoted with regard to those Congmen. under investigation.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

Ross, Brian;
Savitch, Jessica

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