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NBC Evening News for Friday, Jan 15, 1988
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(Studio: Garrick Utley) Arizona Governor Evan Mecham reported urged to resign after impeachment investigation concluded law knowingly broken; details given. Report introduced.

(Phoenix, Arizona: Don Oliver) Special council of Mecham's inquiry William French quoted. [FRENCH - says grounds for impeachment exist.] Mecham's failure to report campaign loan detailed; scenes shown. [FRENCH - says Mecham tried to conceal loan.] Arizona House of Representatives noted deciding whether or not to impeach Mecham. [State Representative Gary GIORDANO - wants to hear both sides.] [Other REPRESENTATIVES. - comment on situation.] Mecham noted refusing comment. [Mecham's ATTORNEY - says French's conclusions merely conjecture.] Mecham shown being indicted by grand jury; details given of efforts to remove Mecham from office Mecham noted sending letter of apology to Arizona Republic. Letter quoted on screen. ["Phoenix Gazette" SPOKESPERSON - comments on apology.] Mecham supporters quoted.

Oliver, Don;
Utley, Garrick

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