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Drug Dealer's Auction #296043

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Mar 24, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(NYC) Sotheby's auction of Barry West Toombs' art nouveau collection featured; Toombs noted convicted drug dealer whose property was seized by government Auction profits mentioned belonging to Treasury. [US Marshals Service director Stanley MORRIS - explains purpose of program.] Governor's seizure of property purchased with illegal drug money discussed; extent of governor's ntnwide. seizures outlined. [MORRIS - cites government's effort to maintain seized property to render it re-saleable.] [Sotheby's AUCTIONEER - encourages patriotism.] [Sotheby's spokesperson Barbara DEISROTH - notes quality prods. sell regardless of owner's morality.] Final take from Toombs' auction mentioned.
REPORTER: Rita Braver

Braver, Rita;
Schieffer, Bob

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