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Abscam Indictments/Murphy and Thompson #510990

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 18, 1980
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(Studio) Indictment of Representatives John Murphy and Frank Thompson in Abscam scandal reported; number of Representatives indicted in FBI sting operation so far noted. Murphy and Thompson said both denying any wrongdoing.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Today's indictment reported naming Thompson, Murphy, Howard L. Criden and Joseph Silvestri; details of chgs. against Murphy and Thompson given. House rules noted forcing both men to temporarily give up their committee chrmships. [MURPHY - denies guilt.] Thompson's written statement quoted on screen; investigation said still under way against 2 more Representatives and a Senator
REPORTER: Robert Hager

(Studio) Videotapes of alleged bribery incidents, filmed by FBI, noted probably being used in trials; Murphy's reaction quoted.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

Brinkley, David;
Hager, Robert

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