CBS Evening News for Monday, Nov 17, 1986
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(DC: Rita Braver) Investigation into former Reagan aide Lyn Nofziger's possible illegal influence peddling to help Wedtech Corporation win defense contracts examined; venture's background reviewed. Scenes shown. [Wedtech spokesperson John MARIOTTA - describes struggle to win defense contract.] Nofziger said admitting seeking help for Wedtech contract from White House shortly after he left administration to form private consulting firm; focus of Justice Department's probe and Attorney General Edwin Meese's decision not to participate due to Nofziger's lobbying of Meese's former aide James Jenkins, now a Wedtech executive, noted. Amt. of Wedtech stock and/or favors given Nofziger, Meese friend attorney E. Robert Wallach, son and former law partner of Representative Mario Biaggi and relatives of Vice President George Bush and Representative Parren Mitchell outlined. [Dist. attorney Mario MEROLA - attributes situation to greed and political influence peddling.]
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