ABC Evening News for Friday, May 16, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(DC: Barry Serafin) Indictments of Teamsters president Jackie Presser, Teamsters vice president Harold Friedman and local union official for embezzlement and racketeering and of FBI agent Robert Friedrick for lying to protect Presser examined; details outlined on screen. Presser's uncle Allen Friedman recalled also involved in alleged scheme. [Friedrick's attorney William BEYER - claims client is victim of government in-fighting.] Past Teamsters president Dave Beck, Jimmy Hoffa and Roy Williams recalled all convicted of crimes while holding office [1983, PRESSER - promises open and honest administration] [1985, PRESSER - takes Fifth Amendment in Senate crime hearings.] [Justice Department spokesperson Terry EASTLAND - thinks today's indictments will end criticism of Reagan administration's close ties with Presser.] Labor Secretary William Brock noted representative admin. at Teamsters convention that will reelect Presser as well as presenting filmed greeting from Vice President George Bush.
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