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Wheeler Murder #277605

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jun 01, 1981
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(Studio) Roger Wheeler's concern over gambling investment noted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Tulsa, Oklahoma) Wheeler's murder said raising questions with regard to his involvement in legalized gambling business, allegedly linked with organized crime; his death, last Wednesday, said believed by authorities to have been contract killing. Details recalled. [Telex Corporation president Stephen JATRAS - recalls Wheeler.] Wheeler and family's ownership of World Jai-Alai Realty Company and possible link with organized crime figs. examined. John Callahan, Richard P. Donovan mentioned; associate Jack Cooper, recalled connected with crime fig, Meyer Lansky; alleged tension between Wheeler, Donovan Paul Rico when Wheeler tried to sell out Jai-Alai shares discussed. [World Jai-Alai spokesperson Marty FLEISCHMAN - comments.] Tulsa investigator quoted.
REPORTER: John Ferrugia

Ferrugia, John;
Rather, Dan

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