NBC Evening News for Monday, Mar 07, 1977
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(Studio) In South Korea, Unification Church of Sun Myung Moon has been indicted for tax evasion. Special report concerns business operation of Moonies in US.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(No location given) Various business operations of Unification Church noted, incl. tourist guidebooks to San Francisco, real estate across US, bank stk. in DC, manufacturing plants in South Korea and carpet cleaning company that has contract with office of Red Robert Leggett and also to FBI. Background of Moon and church noted; some of money goes to such rallies as in Yankee Stadium in NYC, June, 1976. (Film shown.) Moon home is estate in Tarrytown, New York. Teachings of religion with regard to money noted. 1 of former followers Is Jeff Scales. [SCALES - describes how followers sold flowers.] From flower sales business grew to various kinds of enterprises with contracts for tour guidebooks and construction in San Francisco, and with federal contract to clean carpets in government offices like IRS (Internal Revenue Service) and 2 congmen., 1 of whom, Leggett, is being investigated in South Korea influence-buying scandal. Moon firm also contracted to clean in offices of FBI in Stockton and Sacramento, California. Scales managed delicatessen in Oakland, California. [SCALES - tells how employees salaries went back to church.] Hdqtrs. now in Manhattan hotel. Moon and church pocket money coming in.
REPORTER: James Polk