CBS Evening News for Friday, Jun 16, 1978
View other clips in this broadcast →
Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.
(Studio) Report on law enforcement discovery of Chicago messenger service that purported to take bettors' money to tracks for them.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Chicago, Illinois) Seizure of records and money by fed., state and local agents in what is said to be one of biggest raids ever in Chicago area detailed. [Illinois department of law enforcement spokesperson Tyrone FAHNER - notes about 75% of money taken in goes to messenger service, not racetrack.] Illinois attempts to outlaw messenger services and lawsuits resulting from legislature outlined. Illinois racetrack troubles and law officials' complaints that organized crime is becoming heavily involved in messenger services reported [Chicago crime commission spokesperson Stephen SCHILLER - states evidence of organized crime involvement.] [FAHNER - describes organized crime takeover of messenger services.] Proposal of some Illinois legislature to legalize off-track betting and have it run by state noted.
REPORTER: Bob Faw
Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.
Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:
If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.