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Bolles / Murder / Situation #246457

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 16, 1976
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(Studio) Don Bolles, murdered in attempt to expose crooked land deals, buried today.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Phoenix, Arizona) Bolles career noted. Race track crime, land fraud crime subject of Bolles investigative rpting. Details of Bolles death via bomb explosion in auto recalled. Film shown. Bolles went to Clarendon Hotel to meet informer allegedly having information Senator Barry Goldwater linked to land fraud deal, as well as Representative Sam Steiger. When Bolles left hotel after informer did not show, his car exploded. Bolles said "Mafia, Emprise (New York sports concessionaire) and John Adamson," the informant. Adamson charged with Bolles murder. Adamson career outlined. Said friend of Ned Warren, real estate magnate,under suspicion of land fraud. Emprise and Warren under scrutiny by grand juries. Emprise and dog racing tracks in Arizona linked; also linked to Nevada gambling interests. Edward Lazar, pres. of Warren real estate companies gunned down just before grand jury appearance in Warren investigation. Sources say Goldwater and Steiger wrote letters in 1971, at Warren's request, endorsing sale of poor Arizona land to United States servicemen. Scheme later proved illegal. Both Arizona Republicans deny knowledge that land deal was illegitimate. More arrests, more investigations due.
REPORTER: Sharon Lovejoy (KOOL-TV film)

Mudd, Roger

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