TRIALS: Four Words

At the Senate confirmation hearings for Attorney General Richard Kleindienst on April 19, 1972, California's Lieutenant Governor Ed Reinecke was asked if it was correct that he had had "no conversation" with anyone in the Justice Department about the fact that "the ITT people had promised to do certain things in San Diego" before the settlement of a federal antitrust suit against ITT. Replied Reinecke: "That is quite true." For those four words, Reinecke, 50, was convicted of perjury last week by a federal jury in Washington, D.C.

Reinecke admitted to the...

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