CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 17, 1985
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REPORTER: Dan Rather
(NYC) Yesterday's gangland murder of reputed Gambino family mob boss Paul Castellano and implications for leadership of nationwide Mafia organization examined; scenes shown. Castellano's aide Thomas Bilotti mentioned also slain. Castellano's current legal problems and other mob leaders scheduled to stand trial with him (listed on screen) reviewed. [Police spokesperson Richard NICASTRO - comments.] Possibility murder indicates power struggle within Gambino family discussed. [FBI spokesperson John HOGAN - feels Castellano wasn't strong enough leader] Murders of former Gambino family leaders Albert Anastasia and Carmine Galante reviewed. [US attorney Rudolph GIULIANI - feels such murders enhance mob's ability to succeed with other crimes.]
REPORTER: Rita Braver
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