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Organized Crime / Pornography #315514

CBS Evening News for Friday, Apr 03, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Atlanta, Georgia: Peter Van Sant) Indications of national crime war for control of pornography industry examined; details given, scenes shown. [US attorney Michael MULLEN - describes attempted bombing.] Econs. involved noted. [Captain Bill JOHNSON - expects conflict to intensify.] Apparent impact of arrest on tax evasion chgs. of pornography kingpin Ruben Sterman on fight for control of his empire considered; last year's disappearance and presumed murder of Roberto "The Enforcer" De Bernardo as well cited. [JOHNSON - thinks most independent distributors are trying to avoid succumbing to organization network.]

Rather, Dan;
Van Sant, Peter

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