Nation: Two Down

Jenrette convicted in Abscam

Guilty . . . guilty . . . guilty." The word rolled through a federal courtroom in Washington, D.C., 72 times last week as twelve jurors were asked for their verdicts on six charges against the defendants. Once again, as in the conviction in August of Democratic Congressman Michael ("Ozzie") Myers of Pennsylvania, the FBI video tapes from the Abscam investigation had proved persuasive. Shaken by the barrage, Defendant John W. Jenrette Jr., a three-term Democratic Congressman from South Carolina, lowered his head and sobbed. Still red-eyed later, Jenrette told reporters...

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