CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 15, 1984
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REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Honolulu, Hawaii) Suits against CIA by civilians such as Tess Black and Ted Freigar to recover money invested in Bishop, Baldwin, Rewald Dillingham and Wong firm of Hawaii examined; background to case involving apparent CIA front, Ronald Rewald's alleged investment fraud and issue of government culpability examined. [BLACK, FREIGAR - note their predicaments.] [Investors' attorney Melvin BELLI - notes CIA front's financial profit from arms deals; wants clients' money returned.] CIA, denying link with Bishop Baldwin, noted having some company records sealed on alleged grounds of national security CIA station chief in Honolulu Jack Kinshi noted ostensibly retiring from agency to join Bishop Baldwin shortly after company's formation; Kinshi mentioned among company's largest investors. [Investor Frederick KALILILIHI - claims to have met CIA agents with Rewald.] [Bankruptcy attorney James WAGNER - considers possibility of suit against CIA.] Wagner's interpretation of Rewald's role illustrated on screen. [REWALD - denies bilking investors.] [BELLI - explains government's responsibility in case.] [BLACK - trusts country to reimburse her.]
REPORTER: Barry Petersen
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