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Italy / Mafia Arrests #293736

CBS Evening News for Monday, Oct 01, 1984
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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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