• Short Summary

    United States Vice-President Spiro Agnew called a press conference in Washington on Wednesday(8 August) and declared that reports of alleged criminal acts by him -- bribery, conspiracy and tax evasion -- were "false, scurrilous and malicious".

  • Description

    United States Vice-President Spiro Agnew called a press conference in Washington on Wednesday(8 August) and declared that reports of alleged criminal acts by him -- bribery, conspiracy and tax evasion -- were "false, scurrilous and malicious".

    He said he had decided to break his original policy not to speak out until after investigation by a Maryland grand jury was completed, because of "defamatory statements" being leaked to the press and widely circulated.

    He said the allegations of his receiving 1,000 dollars(400) a week in kickbacks from contractors were "damned lies."
    The inquiry into the former Republican administration of Mr. Agnew, who was governor of Maryland before becoming vice-president, is being conducted by the U.S. District Attorney in baltimore, Mr. George Beall.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACMRME7LFK6IZPQ9J26RU0JIX1
    Media URN:
    VLVACMRME7LFK6IZPQ9J26RU0JIX1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/08/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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