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Flood Charges #53799

ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 11, 1978
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(Studio) Bribe chgs. against Representative Daniel Flood reported Testimony of Rabbi Lieb Pinter with regard to $5000 paid Flood for aid in getting anti-poverty funds cited.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(DC) Flood characterized as flashy, flamboyant. Flood role in budget control for Department of Health, Education and Welfare and Defense Department noted. In 1970 speech [FLOOD - speaks of his ability to control expenditures.] Film of Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, Flood hometown shown. Prominence of Flood in Wilkes Barre noted. 1972 flood rescue efforts for Wilkes Barre, arranged by Flood, cited. Popularity of Flood with his constituency noted. Stephen Elko chgs. against Flood reported Elko conviction for taking bribes noted. Film of Elko shown. Justice Department actions and House Ethics Committee investigations reported Post-Watergate morality said factor in seriousness of Flood's situation.
REPORTER: Brit Hume (WNEP newsfilm)

Hume, Brit;
Jarriel, Tom

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