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New York City / Mafia Crackdown #293999

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 24, 1984
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REPORTER: Dan Rather

(NYC) Indictment here of alleged members of Colombo crime family for loan sharking, labor corruption, extortion, drug dealing and bribery said include Gennaro "Jerry" Langella, Frank "Frankie the Beast" Falanga; Carmine "The Snake" Persico mentioned eluding arrest. Films-photograph shown. [Attorney General William French SMITH - claims indictment is historic; explains.] Alleged extortion of construction companies with aid of Teamsters and concrete workers unions and of restaurants through respective unions discussed; Sherry-Netherland hotel restaurant cited as example [FBI spokesperson Ken WALTON - notes significance of case.]
REPORTER: Rita Braver

Braver, Rita;
Rather, Dan

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