CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 14, 1985
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(Studio) FBI's recent success in apprehending fugitive Marilyn Jean Buck and foiling assassination plot against India's Prime Min. during his US visit recalled.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Lexington, Kentucky) Alleged role of FBI agent Larry Long in directing illegal FBI operations involving burglaries of Kentucky companies examined; confessed burglar Delane "Red" Colvin's claims to CBS News and Better Govt. Association outlined. [COLVIN - cites amount stolen under orders of Long.] [Voices of COLVIN and LONG - discuss break-in; remarks transcribed on screen.] [On hidden camera, LONG - acknowledges conversation with Colvin.] [Attorney Bart ADAMS - recalls 1980 conversation with Long regarding stealing coal-moving equipment in eastern Kentucky.] [Rodney GLYNN - describes scam Long wanted to set up with stolen equipment, his and partner Colvin's purported roles.] [LONG - avoids reporter's question.] Criticism of FBI sting methods considered. Ins. company's loss to company burglarized under FBI direction noted. [ADAMS - notes Long would be accessory to crime if he weren't FBI agent.] [Former Watergate prosecutor Richard BENVENISTE - comments on laws possibly violated by FBI, implications for society.] [Assistant FBI director Bill BAKER - claims allegations are being investigated.]
REPORTER: Steve Young