• Short Summary

    Donald Segretti, one of President Nixon's election campaign aides was indicated by a Federal Court in Tampa on Thursday (17 May) for interfering with Senator Edmund Muskie's election campaign.

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    SV PAN Segretti walking into court surrounded by press
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    2.
    SV PAN Segretti with pressmen on way to Attorney General's Office (2 shots)
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    3.
    MV Segretti lawyer makes speech
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    4.
    MV Segretti out of office into car
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    SEGRETTI'S LAWYER: "Mr. Segretti said "not guilty" to both counts. That's the only statement that's necessary. I've been instructed not to answer any questions."



    One of President Nixon's election campaign aides, Donald Segretti, was surrounded by newsmen at the Federal Court in Tampa, on Thursday. Investigations into the Watergate scandal resulted in Segretti being brought before the court for alleged misconduct.



    The court indicated Segretti for interfering with Senator Edmund Muskie's election campaign. He is alleged to have played a part in sending out a letter, on Muskie headed notepaper, charging sexual misconduct by Muskie's opponents. Segretti's lawyer spoke to newsmen.



    If convicted, Segretti could face three years jail sentence, and a two thousand dollar fine.




    Initials SGM/0407 SGM/0355


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    Background: Donald Segretti, one of President Nixon's election campaign aides was indicated by a Federal Court in Tampa on Thursday (17 May) for interfering with Senator Edmund Muskie's election campaign. He is alleged to have taken part in sending out a letter written on Senator Muskie's notepaper, charging sexual misconduct by Muskie opponents Senators Jackson and Humphrey.

    Newsmen asked Segretti why he would not make a statement when he arrived at the Federal Court, but he would not reply.

    Later, at the attorney general's office, Segretti's lawyer made a statement to newsmen, the text of his statement follows:

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    Film ID:
    VLVAABHVSCHFROPYQQEL5PN0XIA93
    Media URN:
    VLVAABHVSCHFROPYQQEL5PN0XIA93
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/05/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:46:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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