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ABCNEWS VideoSource
ABSCAM TAPES
10/14/1980
ABC
OSTE1080C
B/W VIDEO. LS REP MICHAEL MYERS (D-PA), AND MAYOR ANGELO ERRICHETTI, OF CAMDEN, NJ IN A HOTEL ROOM W/TWO UNDERCOVER FBI AGENTS 8/22/79, MYERS TALKS ABOUT HIS INFLUENCE OVER THE PHILADELPHIA CITY COUNCIL AND TELLS THE AGENTS "MONEY TALKS, IN THIS BUSINESS AND BULLSHIT WALKS, IT GOES THE SAME WAY DOWN IN WASHINGTON" CR:113 1/24/80. LS MYERS AND ATTORNEY HOWARD CRIDEN MEET W/TWO UNDER COVER FBI AGENTS. MYERS TELLS THEM HE COULD SET THEM UP W/A LOT OF OTHER MEMBERS OF CONGRESS. HE ASKS FOR $35,000 AND ALSO AN ADDITIONAL $50,000 TO WORK ON OTHER PEOPLE (CITY COUNCIL AND MAFIA). END CR:155 -CR:198. MYERS TELLS THE AGENTS HE COULD TAKE CARE OF THINGS FOR THEM CR:238. LONG VERSION 8/22/79 MYERS AND ERRICHETTI TALK W/UNDERCOVER FBI AGENTS. MYERS TELLS THEM HE HAS SOMEONE IN THE STATE DEPARTMENT. THEY TALK ABOUT TRYING TO GET A GREEN CARD FOR AN ARAB SHIEK AND SETTING UP A LEGITIMATE BUSINESS TO KEEP HIM IN THE COUNTRY. HE TRIES TO TALK THEM INTO OPENING A SHIPPING OPERATION IN PHILADELPHIA. THE FBI AGENT GIVES MYERS AN ENVELOPE W/MONEY IN IT AND TELLS HIM "SPEND IT WELL". END CR:529-CR:552. BARS. CI: GOVERNMENT: CORRUPTION, ABSCAM. PERSONALITIES: MYERS, MICHAEL. PERSONALITIES: ERRICHETTI, ANGELO.
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