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Cons, Scams, Ripoffs (Part IV) #315084

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Mar 05, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Baltimore, Maryland: Bob Faw) Crime rate among Nigerian immigrants to US, dubbed by United States law officials as the "Nigerian Mafia," examined; details given, scenes shown. [US attorney Joseph DiGENOVA - considers Nigerians an emerging organized crime group.] Amt. collected by Aviem Sella through fraudulent student loans cited as example [Immigration and Naturalization Service spokesperson Lou NARDI - cites Nigeria's prominence in fraudulently acquiring student loans.] [WOMAN - describes her business of arranging phony marriages for Nigerians wishing to enter and remain in US.] [INS spokesperson Richard PALAK - considers it a major economic problem.] [DiGENOVA - comments on large element in Nigerian community smuggling cocaine and heroin into US.] [Nigerian embassy spokesperson A.B. CHURWURAH - accuses United States of bias.] [Stanford Univ. spokesperson Larry DIAMOND - notes role of corruption in Nigerian economy] [sergeant Larry DERENIA - agrees.] Secretary of State George Shultz's recent Nigerian visit mentioned.

Faw, Bob;
Rather, Dan

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