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Gerulaitis / Drug Allegations #288877

CBS Evening News for Friday, Feb 04, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(NYC) Federal prosecutors' efforts to charge tennis star Vitas Gerulaitis for drug possession examined. [Attorney Thomas PUCCIO - thinks case is based on flimsy allegations; notes character of accuser.] Govt.'s case noted relying on testimony of Tony Goble; details given. 1982 government audio tape of Goble commenting on Gerulaitis' alleged role in drug deal played; remarks transcribed on screen. Federal grand jury noted refusing so far to indict Gerulaitis based on federal prosecutor John Martin's evidence; details given. [Men's Tennis Council spokesperson M. Marshall HAPPER - notes Gerulaitis' tennis income.]
REPORTER: Jane Wallace

Rather, Dan;
Wallace, Jane

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