NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 01, 1978
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(Studio) History of congress and other investigations into handling of Teamsters pension fund, include McClellan hearings in 1950's noted. Report on new fed. lawsuit with regard to fund.
REPORTER: David Brinkley
(DC) Details of government civil suit against Teamsters president Frank Fitzsimmons and 16 others given; Fitzsimmons' response cited. Ex. of government charges of mishandling of funds is Teamsters loan to Stardust Hotel in Las Vegas; details given. [Labor Secretary MARSHALL - says if government wins suit, Teamsters trustees will be personally liable for funds.] Films shown. Salaries of Fitzsimmons and other union figs., Kansas City boss Roy Williams, Cleveland boss Jackie Presser, listed. [WILLIAMS - thinks he earns all he makes.] Teamster reform group PROD noted. [PROD spokesperson Bob WINDREM - says situation is one of legalized embezzlement.] Continuing investigations with regard to relations between Teamsters and organized crime infiltration and disappearance of James Hoffa mentioned.
REPORTER: Brian Ross