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Iran Arms Scandal / Channell #108870

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 29, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Dennis Troute) Plea entered by fundraiser Carl Spitz Channell to fraud conspiracy chgs. filed by independent prosecutor Lawrence Walsh in investigation of Iran arms scandal reported; details given, scenes shown. [Attorney Michael BROMWICH - notes Channell admitted defrauding government to provide Contras with military aid. and named Colonel Oliver North as his associate in scheme.] Operation, using Channell's National Endowment for the Preservation of Liberty and involving co-conspirator Richard Miller, explained.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: Karen Burnes) Channell's access to White House and President Reagan reviewed; photos shown. [Former Channell fundraiser Jane McLAUGHLIN - recalls fundraising power of inviting contributors to White House meeting with President] Channell's relationship with North, code named "Green," and establishment of Contra weapons account called the Toys Acct. reviewed. [McLAUGHLIN - explains operation's system; recalls Channell's and North's success with wealthy widows in raising funds.]

Burnes, Karen;
Jennings, Peter;
Troute, Dennis

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