ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 06, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Carl Spitz Channell's guilty plea to conspiracy chgs. filed by special prosecutor investigating Iran arms scandal recalled.
(DC: Karen Burnes) Plea entered by Channell associate and Reagan supporter Richard Miller to tax fraud conspiracy chgs. stemming from Iran operation reported; details given, scenes shown. [Attorney Earl DUDLEY - claims client regrets his role.] Indictment against Miller reviewed, explained. Both Channell and Miller said naming Colonel Oliver North as co-conspirator in Contra funding scheme. Role of Miller's public relations firm International Bus. Communications (IBC) in scheme, along with Channell's private foundation and Lake Resources, reviewed. Miller's background outlined; FBI's finding that Miller played major role for White House and national security council in Iran/Contra operation and efforts to obtain release of United States hostages in Beirut noted. Implications for Reagan administration considered.
(Studio: Peter Jennings) Item recapped at end of broadcast
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