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Shevchenko Affair #254997

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 10, 1978
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(Studio) Top USSR United Nations official Arkady Shevchenko's defection to United States earlier in yr. recalled. Info. now reported about his lifestyle since then given. CIA's denial noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) CIA position that Shevchenko is being paid as consultant and if he chooses to spend money to pay companion Judy Chavez, it is his bus., stated. Chavez' attorney's differing statements about CIA and FBI knowledge of situation reported [Attorney John KEATS - discusses payments made to Chavez by Shevchenko. Says woman's reason for publicly breaking with Shevchenko was harassment from FBI and CIA.] President Carter's comment on affair noted. CARTER - says figs. quoted by woman aren't accurate and if were, would be highly inflationary. Understands United Nations paid Shevchenko large sums on termination of his job there and that Soviet defector had other bank accts.] CIA source's comments on Shevchenko's salary and on his trip to Virgin Island mentioned.
REPORTER: Robert Schakne

Cronkite, Walter;
Schakne, Robert

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