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(Studio) Italy reported asking United States authorities to detain several organized crime figs. in connection with weekend crackdown on Mafia.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Rome, Italy) Extensive arrests throughout Italy of Mafia figs. as result of testimony by Tommaso Buscetta examined; films, photos shown. Joseph Valachi's Senator testimony recalled. [1963, VALACHI - notes his testimony will kill him.] Significance for United States authorities of Buscetta's testimony discussed. [Attorney General William French SMITH - considers Buscetta's information a major break.] Buscetta's testimony said encompassing major Mafia figs. and operations, include assassination 2 years ago of General Carlo Dalla Chiesa; scenes from "A Hundred Years" in Palermo shown.
REPORTER: Richard Roth
- Rather, Dan;
- Roth, Richard
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