ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 14, 1987
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(Studio: Ted Koppel) Report introduced.
(NYC: John Martin) Background to investigation into possible government corruption in connection with Wedtech Corp.'s defense contracts reviewed; details given, scenes shown. [REAGAN - praises Wedtech president John Mariotta as hero.] Company's current economy and legal status noted. [Bronx district attorney Mario MEROLA - explains bribery chgs. against several Wedtech execs.] [US attorney Rudolph GIULIANI - notes complexity of case.] Investigations into possible aid given Wedtech in obtaining government contracts by Attorney General Edwin Meese, Lyn Nofziger, former Meese assistant Jim Jenkins, and former United States Air Force Secretary Vernon Orr explained. Current Wedtech execs. said accusing former board mbr. Wayne Franklyn Chinn, an investment partner of Meese, of defrauding company [MAN - claims lack of evidence implicating Meese.] Expected number indictments mentioned.