ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 01, 1978
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(Studio) Report on men accused of spying on United States for Vietnam.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Alexandria, Virginia) Innocent pleas in Alexandria court by Ronald Louis Humphrey and Troung Dinh Hung on charges of spying for Vietnam noted. Details of charges, with regard to Humphrey's employment at United States Information Agency and conspiracies, in Arlington, Virginia, home and other places with Troung, given. Judge Albert Bryan's statements quoted. [Defense attorney Marvin MILLER - cites reasons he believes charges not severe.] State Department report that Vietnam's United Nations ambassador Dinh Ba Thi who is unindicted coconspirator in case, may be asked to leave cntry., and Department's apparent concern over effect of case on talks in Paris re: normalization of relations outlined.
REPORTER: Tim O'Brien