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CBS Evening News for Friday, May 15, 1981
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(Studio) Teamsters Union executive board reported choosing Roy Williams as successor to late president Frank Fitzsimmons.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Las Vegas, NV) Williams' controversial background, include alleged link with organized crime, examined; concerns voiced in Senate subcommittee report discussed. His association with reputed Kansas City organized crime head Nicholas Civella considered; results of 1979 FBI raid on alleged Kansas City mobster said turning up records ostensibly indicating Williams' participation in crime family profits. Govt. informant Fred Bonnadonna's allegations against Williams discussed. [BONNADONNA - says Williams works for and is terrified of Civella crime family.] [WILLIAMS - reacts to Bonnadonna's remarks.] Williams said under investigation for possible role in unlawful attempt to influence Senator; details given.
REPORTER: Lem Tucker

Rather, Dan;
Tucker, Lem

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