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Abscam / Trial #66989

ABC Evening News for Monday, Aug 11, 1980
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(Studio) Michael Myers' trial in Abscam matter reported.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(NYC) Scenes shown. Myers' recent win in primary, despite pending chgs., noted. Other defendants listed as Camden, New Jersey, mayor Angelo Errichetti, Howard Criden, Louis Johanson. Brooklyn trial reported Judge George Pratt's denial of postponement and change of venue noted. Pratt's complaint against news media noted. Prosecutor Thomas Puccio's actions reported Use of TV sets and videotaped evidence said planned. FBI reported possibly also on trial. Leaks to news media claimed by defense as preventing fair trial.

O'Brien, Tim;
Robinson, Max

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