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Bullet Resistant Vests / Fraud #331093

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 05, 1990
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(FBI in Washington: Rita Braver) Justice Department's watchdog, National Institute of Justice, reported warning police forces of ineffectiveness of Second Chance and American Body Armor brands of bullet- resistant gear; details given of bait and switch schemes; scenes shown from promotional tape and from police chiefs conference in Tulsa, Oklahoma; police departments quitting use of these brands listed; criminal investigation by FBI mentioned. [Test evaluator Wendy HOWE, Second Chance president Richard DAVIS, American Body Armor president Stephen GIORDANELLA - comment.]

Braver, Rita;
Rather, Dan

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