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Organized Crime Las Vegas / Senate Hearings #259243

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 02, 1978
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(Studio) Detroit grand jury indictment after investigation of organized crime and Las Vegas casinos reported FBI probe mentioned.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Detroit, Michigan) Details given about indictment's chgs. of unlawful control and management, or hidden ownership, of Aladdin Hotel and Casino. Taking into custody of James Tamer and Edward Monassum, both in Detroit, noted; expected arrests of Charles Goldfarb and James Abraham stated. Sources' report that mob figs. involved are Anthony Giacalone, Vito Giacalone and Anthony Zerilli cited. Zerilli's conviction on hidden ownership chgs. involving Las Vegas hotel, the Frontier, reported Films and photos shown.
REPORTER: Jackie Casselberry

(Studio) Reappearance of convicted loan shark Gary Bowdach before Senate committee probing organized crime reported.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) Bowdach's testimony with regard to mob and arson connections detailed. [BOWDACH - describes ease of arson and particular job in which he participated in Tampa, Florida.] Presence of Henry Gonzales, attorney for Santo Trafficante who allegedly ordered Tampa job, noted. [BOWDACH - describes problems in burning Italian-American civil rights club in Hialeah, Florida. Says partner John Manarite was code-named George Washington and he was Abraham Lincoln.] [Senator Sam NUNN - questions witness.] [BOWDACH - responds.] Officials' concern for Bowdach's safety outlined.
REPORTER: Phil Jones

Casselberry, Jackie;
Jones, Phil;
Mudd, Roger

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