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Organized Crime / Nixon Plan #4871

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 23, 1969
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(Studio) Nixon asks for millions to fight organized crime. Suggests using anti-trust laws against Cosa Nostra.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) Annual illegal gambling take is $20-50 billion. Nixon wants $61 million for new prosecutors and undercover agents. To estimate crime-busting teams in major cities, to estimate state-federal racket squad in NYC, and estimate new laws to control payoffs.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(DC) [Assistant Attorney General Will WILSON - says "headhunting" results in younger ones taking convicted one's place. We'll attack families' sources of revenue.] Computerized intelligence system for anticrime slated for 1970. IRS (Internal Revenue Service) to lead fight against crime profits.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Studio) Admin. suggests giving immunity to witnesses on basis of testimony. Liars to face perjury charges. Those refusing to testify face contempt-of-court charges.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Donaldson, Sam;
Jarriel, Tom;
Jennings, Peter

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