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Lockheed Scandal / Italy / Japan / Netherlands #42378

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 23, 1976
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(Studio) Ex-chief of Italian Air Force, Duilio Fanali arraigned for extorting bribes from Lockheed. He okayed purchase of 14 Lockheed C-130s for Air Force.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(DC) February 6, 1976, film shows congress hearings over foreign sales. Lockheed and other companies paid millions out in "cmsns." or bribes. Sales of F-104, L-1011 and B-3C Orion promoted in Japan. Committee says $12.3 million paid in Japanese bribes; $7 million through Yoshio Kodama. Sale of B-3C Orions halted due to revelations. Full-scale investigations underway in Japan.
REPORTER: Roger Peterson

(Netherlands) Investigation underway with regard to charges that Lockheed paid $1.3 million to Prince Bernhard to promote sale of Lockheed aircraft. Queen Juliana could abdicate if charges proven.
REPORTER: Roger Peterson

(DC) Investigations also underway in Italy, Turkey, Greece, Colombia and Spain. New officers named at Lockheed. Rptd. company will be able to pay back its government guaranteed loans.
REPORTER: Roger Peterson

Peterson, Roger;
Reasoner, Harry

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