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Massachusetts / Money Treasure Hoax #788773

CNN Evening News for Monday, May 02, 2005
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Boston: Dan Lothian) The tale of tarnished treasure supposedly unearthed in a Massachusetts backyard reviewed; scenes shown from Methuen of the valuable antique currency in rusting cans that three friends claimed to find & of the guys on TV telling their story; details given of the criminal charges against them. ["Eagle-Tribune" editor-in-chief Bill KETTER†- calls it a Hardy Boys adventure that turned into a Larry, Curly & Moe misadventure; shows the newspaper headline; notes the problems with their story.] [Treasure finder Barry BILLCLIFF†- recounts the story.] [Methuen police department Chief Joseph SOLOMON†- comments on the actual find.] [Defense attorney Michael RUANE†- says they really found it in the backyard.] [Treasure finder Matt INGHAM†- says he wanted to be on TV.]

Brown, Aaron;
Lothian, Dan

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