ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 16, 1977
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(Studio) American Automated Company, garbage collecting company, actually FBI agents investigating underworld connections with commercial garbage collection. From probe, two men convicted of extortion, racketeering, loan sharking. Men identified as Juan Carlo Conti and Joseph Gambino. Reporter Richard Rogen researches matter for months.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(NYC) ABC-night scope film shows garbage pickup. Service dominated by Mafia without competition in 3 major Bronx shopping ctrs. [Store manager Meyer SCHMULUWITZ - says it's impossible to switch garbage companies] Conti and Gambino headed garbage collection monopoly. FBI men testify against Conti and Gambino. [Gasoline station manager Harry YACOUBIAN - details meeting with representatives of American Automated Company Switched companies because American Automated claimed to be part of "Family".] Conti visited American Automated office and demanded it stop competing. [Edited version of taped conversation played.]
REPORTER: Bill Stewart; No artist given
(Studio) Federal official says more underworld convictions unlikely till witnesses agree to testify. High costs of decoy work also prevents convictions.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters
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