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Marcos / Wealth #101474

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 18, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: John Martin) United States Customs reported handing over documents allegedly implicating Ferdinand Marcos in fraudulent use of government funds to new Philippines government; documents said impounded when Marcos arrived in Hawaii. [Commission on Good Govt. spokesperson Jovito SALONGA - hopes extent of Marcos' plunder of nation's wealth will now be evident.] Status of House subcommittee 's investigation into Marcos' United States holdings and allegations of attempts to influence 1982 United States elecs. outlined. [Representative Jim LEACH - refers to international burglary and influence peddling.] President Reagan's belief that Marcos was millionaire before he took office said contradicted by Marcos' tax returns; details outlined on screen. [SALONGA - notes documents received today merely confirm information already held in Philippines.] Grand jury said receive testimony from Marcos aide General Fabian Ver on alleged kickbacks. Anticipated course of further House hearings outlined; Salonga quoted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Item recapped at end of broadcast

Jennings, Peter;
Martin, John

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