• Short Summary

    Author Clifford Irving, his 37-year-old wife Edith and researcher Richard Suskind, 41, were this week (march 9) indicted by Federal and Sate Country grand juries in New york for their part in the Howard Hughes autobiography affair.

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    Author Clifford Irving, his 37-year-old wife Edith and researcher Richard Suskind, 41, were this week (march 9) indicted by Federal and Sate Country grand juries in New york for their part in the Howard Hughes autobiography affair.

    the Irvings are accused of mail fraud and conspiring to defraud the McCraw Hill Publishing Company of 750,000 dollars (288,000 starling). It has alleged that they forged documents purportedly written by the millionaire recluse.

    Suskind was named as a co-conspirator - although he will not face federal charges. The 41-year-old author and his co-defendants are to enter their pleas on Monday, (March 13).

    SYNOPSIS: The Federal and Country Court House in New york -- and indictments are handed down in the Howard Pughes affair.

    Author Clifford Irving, his wife Edith and researcher Richard Suskind faces charges of plotting to defraud a publishing company with a false autobiography by the millionaire recluse. Also in court, Danish-born singer Mina - who denies Irving's claim that she had seen him with Hughes.

    Assistant District Attorney Robert Morvillo:
    The Irvings could each receive ten years imprisonment if they're found guilty on Federal charges. And if they're convicted on Country Grand Jury charges, they and Suskind could be sentenced to at least seven years.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA62TTULEKX43TLWKQXUEM7FB3Z
    Media URN:
    VLVA62TTULEKX43TLWKQXUEM7FB3Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/03/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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