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US-USSR Relations / Emigres / Crime #328800

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Aug 03, 1989
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(Studio: Dan Rather) No. of Soviet Jews emigrating from USSR given. Report introduced.

(NYC: Richard Schlesinger) Growing problem of Soviet emigres turning to crime once in United States examined; details given, scenes shown. [Paramus, New Jersey, police chief Joseph DELANEY - says hundreds of these emigres are involved in org. crime.] Ex. of Soviet gang selling gasoline without paying taxes noted. [Org. crime strike force spokesperson Laura BREVETTI - comments on scheme.] [Secret Service spokesperson Richard WARD - comments on counterfeit money produced by Soviet criminals.] Most Soviet criminals noted living in Brighton Beach, New York. [Brooklyn assistant district attorney Mark FELDMAN - says group is spreading.] Scam of Soviet emigre (named) discussed; scenes shown. [Suffolk Cnty. assistant district attorney Raymond JERMYN - comments.] [In shadows, Soviet EMIGRE - says these criminals don't fear American justice.] No. of Sovs. immigrating to US this year predicted.

Rather, Dan;
Schlesinger, Richard

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