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Bridgeport, Connecticut / FBI Scam #279004

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Aug 20, 1981
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(Studio) Report introduced.; Abscam mentioned.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Bridgeport, Connecticut) [Police superintendent Joe WALSH - criticizes FBI scam.] FBI's efforts to entrap Walsh in bribery attempt, with help of convicted car thief Thomas Marra, and Walsh's counter-operation described; photos shown. Audio tape of transaction heard. [Inspector Anthony FABRIZI - recalls Marra's bribery attempt of Walsh.] Police reaction to FBI's complaints about Marra's arrest and confiscation of undercover money noted. [Mayor John MANDANICI - criticizes FBI.] [WALSH - notes investigation of him.] [FABRIZI - calls FBI operation Mickey Mouse.] FBI's response outlined.
REPORTER: Steve Young

Rather, Dan;
Young, Steve

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