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Sen. Eagleton's niece charged with extortion

Title: Sen. Eagleton's niece charged with extortion
Date: Tuesday, 5 August 1980
Publisher: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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ST. LOUIS — A niece of Sen. Thomas F. Eagleton, D-Mo., has been charged with attempting to extort money by claiming to have damaging evidence against the senator. Eagleton told reporters Monday his niece threatened to release damaging material unless he forced the family-owned Missouri Pipe Fittings Co. to purchase her stock in the company. He said he refused to purchase the $220,000 in stock because he felt the money would have gone to the Church of Scientology, of which his ... [Read the rest at]