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Bribery Scandal / Abscam #64148

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Feb 03, 1980
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(Studio) 8 members of United States Congress said under investigation as result of FBI operation named Abscam. 8 said identification by Justice Department as Senator Harrison Williams, Representatives Frank Thompson, Junior, John Jenrette, Richard Kelly, John Murphy, Raymond Lederer, Michael Myers, and John Murtha.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(DC) Abdul Enterprises Limited office building shown. Company said part of FBI operation Abscam. Noted operation began with agents acting as go-betweens in deals involving stolen art works. Stolen Rembrandt shown. [Former ABC reporter Margaret OSMER - describes activities by FBI in house next door to her used for undercover operation.] Tape recordings of congressmen accepting bribes described. Some state and local officials also said involved in payoffs. Question of entrapment raised.
REPORTER: Tim O'Brien Unsigned sketches

Donaldson, Sam;
O'Brien, Tim

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