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Congress / Richmond Resignation #79786

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 25, 1982
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(Studio) Resignation of Representative Fred Richmond and his guilty plea to several criminal chgs. reported.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(NYC) Plea bargain of Richmond in response to chgs. of tax evasion, possession of marijuana and violating federal salary laws examined; details outlined on screen. Richmond's resignation letter to Tip O'Neill quoted on screen; investigation of Richmond since sex solicitation issue several years ago noted. Other reported allegations dropped with understanding that Richmond never run for public office again. [US attorney Edward KORMAN - defs. agreement.] Possible sentence and fine faced by Richmond considered.
REPORTER: Hilary Brown

Brown, Hilary;
Reynolds, Frank

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