ABC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 25, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(NYC: Dennis Troute) Significance of trial of reputed Gambino Mafia family leader John Gotti and associates discussed; Gotti noted believed responsible for last year's murder of Gambino head Paul Castellano. Scenes shown. [FBI spokesperson John KOSSLER - describes Gotti's role in mob.] Argument presented by assistant United States attorney Diane Giacalone outlined. [Defense attorney Barry SLOTNICK - claims clients are innocent.] Separate trial for reputed Mafia commission members (listed on screen) considered. (Artist: Aggie Whelan Kenny)
(Miami, Florida: Mark Potter) Prosecutors' new tactic against mob examined; details given, scenes shown. [Lieutenant Remo FRANCESCHINI - feels organized crime leadership is now paying the price.] [New Jersey investigator Justin DINTINO, Labor Department's deputy inspector general Ray MARIA - question long- range solution to problem.] Contd. power of Lucchese mobster Anthony Asaturro and Philadelphia mobster Nicodemo Scarfo cited as exs. [Crime division spokesperson Steve BERTUCELLI - expects incrd. mob violence.] Mafia's estimate economy scope outlined.
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