NBC Evening News for Monday, Aug 18, 1975
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(Studio) Kidnapping victim, Seagrams heir, Sam. Bronfman II in seclusion. Federal government charges 2 arrested with extortion. New York charges them with kidnapping.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(NYC) People couldn't believe Mel Patrick Lynch and Dominic Byrne involved. [MAN - says shocked.] [2nd MAN - says hard to believe.] [3rd MAN - says would never believe he'd be involved.] Suspects before Judge Martin Jacobs. Prosecutor Paul Kearns says 2 fully admitted participation. Kidnapping may have been planned since June. $500,000 bond for Lynch; $200,000 for Byrne. Byrne's family there. Byrne is usher at Catholic church; son is altar boy. [Reverend Robert RUSSO - says Byrne makes good living. It seems incredible.] Byrne family lives above liquor store he used to own; Byrne runs limousine service now. Lynch sometimes drove for him. Lynch's apt. shown. Firemen said he was quiet and good fireman. [FIREMAN - calls it shocking.] [2nd FIREMAN - says can't see him doing that.]
REPORTER: Bob Jamieson