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Ethiopian Relief / Fraudulent Fund Raising #299697

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jan 11, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Los Angeles, California) Possibility of fraud in International Christian Aid (ICA) fundraising campaign for Ethiopian famine relief examined; ICA noted claiming endorsement by Mayor Tom Bradley, who denies any association with org. [Doctors Without Borders spokesperson Rony BRAUMAN - denies organization has recd. any funds or supplies from ICA.] ICA's response outlined. [ICA spokesperson Nello PINELLI - claims large sum of money has been sent already.] Founder L. Joe Bass mentioned unavailable for comment. [Fund-raising consultant Robert HOHLER - considers ICA actions deplorable and dishonest.] [OXFAM America spokesperson John HAMMOCK, Operation California spokesperson Rich WALDEN - agree.] Concern of legitimate fund-raising orgs. that scandal will adversely affect their efforts noted. ICA noted. division of Interaid, Incorporated, which has been stricken from Better Bus. Bureau's list of charitable orgs. due to mismanagement of funds.
REPORTER: Jerry Bowen

Bowen, Jerry;
Rather, Dan

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