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Witness Protection Program #283300

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 20, 1982
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Mike Ruffalo's kidnapping of son Mikey detailed; FBI noted allowing Ruffalo to kidnap son while under federal witness protection program. [Donna RUFFALO - comments on loss of son.] Similar cases recalled; scenes from movie dealing with issue shown. [RUFFALO - notes unsuccessful efforts to get son back from husband; comments on authorities' attitude toward kidnapping.] Justice Department's policy toward such incidents noted. [Associate attorney general Rudolph GIULIANI - outlines government's position.] [Donna RUFFALO - notes government's responsibility for kidnapping of son.] Michael Ruffalo's worthlessness as witness described. Problems plaguing witness protection program listed; administration's planned changes in program mentioned.
REPORTER: Fred Graham

Graham, Fred;
Rather, Dan

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