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Drug Wars / Bank Connection #287327

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Oct 06, 1983
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REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Chicago, Illinois) New federal drug task force tactic of following illegal drug profit rather than traffickers through bank connection examined; former National Republic Bank of Chicago executive vice president Ken. Straub said pleading guilty to helping narcotics smuggler hide his illicit funds. [US attorney Dan WEBB - announces new federal strategy in war on drugs.] Catalyst to government `s change in tactics explained; details of Straub's case cited as ex. National Republic said indicted as well as Straub; details given. [Bank attorney Jeff STEINBACK - claims bank is innocent.] Amount of fines faced by bank and its eventual plea to reduced charges discussed; current status of government's efforts to trace bank connection outlined.
REPORTER: Rita Braver

Braver, Rita;
Rather, Dan

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