ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 31, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(DC: Dennis Troute) Arrest of Marine sergeant Robert Stufflebeam in continuing investigation of alleged espionage by accused Soviet spies Marine sergeant Clayton Lonetree and Corporal Arnold Bracy while stationed at United States embassy in Moscow examined; details given, scenes shown. [Pentagon spokesperson Robert SIMS - explains chgs. against Staufflebeam.] Ostensible role of Soviet translator Violetta Seina noted. [Soviet spokesperson Gennady GERASIMOV - mocks allegations regarding Marines' vulnerability to Soviet women.] Impact of case on US communications from Moscow said illustrated by Secretary of State George Shultz's process while here; ambassador William Brown reported named to investigate.
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