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Bert Lance Accused of Corruption

On September 16, 1977, President Jimmy Carter's budget director, Thomas Bertram Lance, testifies before a Senate committee investigating allegations of his questionable financial dealings while chairman of the National Bank of Georgia and the Calhoun National Bank.

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