CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 01, 1988
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Rita Braver) United States Customs agents reported arresting Yugoslavian government officials for alleged money laundering operation; American- Yugoslavs Vjekoslav Spanjol, Hubert Cole, Yugoslav consul general in Chicago Bahrudin Bijedic and Yugoslavian bank chairperson in New York City Benko Mir noted among those arrested. [US Customs commissioner William VON RAAB - explains money laundering operation.] Customs' undercover operation outlined; details given, scenes shown. [US attorney Michael BAYLSON - says government is prepared to indict banks involved in money laundering.] Manner by which money was transferred into Yugoslavia illustration [VON RAAB - comments on investigation.] Spaniol quoted with regard to use of his janitorial service to steal classified info. from. defense contractors' ofcs.
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