NBC Evening News for Friday, Oct 29, 1976
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(Studio) Teamsters Union reveals new faces on board of trustees of Central States Pension Fund in trying to ease federal probe into fund and its uses.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Chicago, Illinois) Teamsters President Frank Fitzsimmons and 3 others stay on board; Fitzsimmons denies charges due to federal investigation pressure. [FITZSIMMONS - says fund has been in operation since 1955 and constantly strives to give better representation and benefits to mbrs.] Critics say today's action with regard to board members should have no effect on investigation. [Texas Representative J. J. PICKLE - says he questions action; that it may just be same players in different uniforms.] Federal investigation conts.; 12 who resigned from board may face prosecution.
REPORTER: Brian Ross