Search the Archive

Illinois / Welfare Fraud #49170

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 22, 1977
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio) Federal grand jury in Chicago indicts nearly 100 people in biggest welfare fraud involving public employees ever uncovered.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(Chicago, Illinois) Details of fraud and method of discovery described. United States attorney Sam Skinner is asked with regard to cause of scandal. [SKINNER - thinks problem is government employees lack of respect for law.] Skinner and Illinois Governor James River Thompson meet with regard to case; federal government expected to conduct similar probes in other cities.
REPORTER: Ron Miller

Reporter(s):
Miller, Ron;
Walters, Barbara
Duration:
00:02:10

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.