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Louisiana / Edwards Indictment #302130

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Feb 28, 1985
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REPORTER: Dan Rather

(New Orleans, Louisiana) Indictment of Governor Edwin Edwards and others for racketeering and fraud in scheme involving medical facility construction projects examined; films shown. [EDWARDS - accuses United States attorney of abusing system for political gain.] [US attorney John VOLZ - denies partisan pols.] [1983, EDWARDS - campaigns. for re-elec.] State of Louisiana health costs and Edwards' profits from helping friends promote hospital and nursing home construction deals described. [November 30, 1984, EDWARDS - claims he recd. more from friends than reported] Econs. involved in Edwards' aid to Ron Falgeux and James Wiley in obtaining necessary government certificates for medical construction discussed. [November 30, 1984, EDWARDS - defs. actions.]

McManus, Jim;
Rather, Dan

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