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Campaign 2000 (Democratic National Convention: The Money Trail) Part II #193874

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 15, 2000
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(Los Angeles: Peter Jennings) Money and politics at the convention introduced.

(Los Angeles: Brian Ross) How money changes hands between organized labor and the Democratic Party examined; details given of how money was hidden in '96. [Former Justice Department prosecutor Charles LaBELLA - says candidates should stay away from UAW's Richard Trumka.] [TRUMKA - evades questions.] Documents indicating payments by the Gore campaign to the telemarketing firm owned by Michael Ansara, who awaits sentencing on a felony conviction, noted. The role of convention chairman Terry McAuliffe in the fund-raising scheme outlined. [Center for Public Integrity Chuck LEWIS - says the message is "corruption is okay."]

Jennings, Peter;
Ross, Brian

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