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Special Assignment (Hare Krishna) #100262

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 06, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(New Vrindaban, West Virginia: Joe Bergantino) Investigation into allegations made by murder victim Steven Bryant of drug trafficking, child abuse, gun stockpiling and murder ordered by Hare Krishna leadership examined; details given, scenes shown. [US attorney William KOLIBASH - explains primary focus of inquiry into alleged hired killer Thomas Drescher.] [DRESCHER - denies Bryant's allegations.] [Sect leader Swami BHAKTIPADA - claims community is nonviolent.] [Former KRISHNAS - claim most of Bhaktipada's devotees are psychopaths; supports Bryant's allegations; describe sect.'s ostensible illegal activities.] [BHAKTIPADA - dismisses chgs. as envy.] [Resident Roger FRANCIS - regrets sects arrival.] [Sheriff Don BORDENKIRCHER - thinks Krishna leadership is in middle of power struggle.]

Bergantino, Joe;
Jennings, Peter

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