NBC Evening News for Friday, Jul 24, 1981
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(Studio) Federal judge reported upholding FBI's Abscam operations and convictions of former Representatives and Senators; details given.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(NYC) FBI's use of videotapes in convictions of former Representatives Michael Myers, John Murphy, Frank Thompson and Raymond Lederer recalled; portions of tapes shown. Their claim that Abscam investigation was entrapment outlined; decision of Judge George Pratt quoted on screen. Senator Larry Pressler's rejection of Abscam overtures cited as example of defs.' failings; reaction of prosecutor Thomas P. Puccio to today's ruling noted.
REPORTER: Stephen Frazier
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