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Senate Organized Crime Hearings #500102

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 01, 1978
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(Studio) Report on Senator organized crime hearings, in which witness testifies about murder.

(DC) Background of Gary Bowdach's reasons for cooperating in investigation given; his testimony to Senate committee compared to that of Joe Valachi. [BOWDACH - describes murder of loansharking partner, Louis Cicchini.] [Senator Sam NUNN - questions witness.] [BOWDACH - states reasons he's not been chgd. with murder and notes immunity from prosecution.] [NUNN - questions Bowdach further.] [BOWDACH - reports he and colleagues bought guns from chief of police in Miami; changes this to former North Bay Village in Dade Cnty., Florida, police chief John Ripa.] (Video difficulty.) Ripa noted as presently working in Fort Lauderdale and denying chgs. Bowdach's comments on gun control laws stated.
REPORTER: Steve Delaney (WCKT newsfilm, Miami)

Delaney, Steve;
Hart, John

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