Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 6, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
a-THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD Wednesday, March 6, 1974 News in brief Turnabout story expected NEW YORK (AP) Former attorney-general John Mitchell has been pictured in government testimony as shrugging off Robert Vesco's pleas for help during early stages of a federal fraud investigation into the iatter's financial empire. But key witness Harry Sears is expected to testify at the criminal conspiracy trial of Mitchell and former commerce secretary Maurice Stans that there was a turnabout once Vesco contributed secretly to President Nixon's 1972 re- election campaign. Within five hours of handing over the money April the indictment says, Sears was making his long-desired personal pitch in Vesco's behalf with William Casey, chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission in a meeting arranged by Mitchell. Sears was scheduled to return to the witness stand for a second day today.