Nation: Biggest Catch

A Senator is indicted

Now comes the biggest, and for the Government, perhaps the most difficult Abscam case. After examining its evidence for nine months, the Justice Department last week obtained an indictment against Democratic Senator Harrison ("Pete") Williams, 60, of New Jersey for allegedly offering to use his political influence to help a phony Arab sheik make profitable investments in the U.S. In return, the bribery indictment charges, Williams accepted shares in a defunct titanium mine in Virginia in which the sheik, who was actually an undercover FBI agent,' said he intended to invest $100 million.

Williams, who will plead not guilty...

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