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Senate / Mobster Testimony #459050

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 27, 1971
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(Studio) Mobster Vincent Teresa testifies before Senator rackets committee
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) [TERESA - says term "mafia" not used often; never heard term "Cosa Nostra" until Joseph M. Valachi used it; organized crime run by mob.] [Senator John L. McCLELLAN - asks if mob definite group of people engaged in professional crime.] [TERESA - says talking about syndicate operation with gambling base; mob couldn't operate without police cooperation, protection; didn't want to join mafia because could be told to kill own son.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

Chancellor, John

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