NBC Evening News for Friday, Oct 26, 1979
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REPORTER: David Brinkley
(Lake Placid, New York) Security for Lake Placid, New York, hosting of `80 winter Olympics said contracted to New York City firm operated by Ben Jamil, who is under federal grand jury investigation for alleged ties to Mideast terrorist activities; 1972 Munich Olympics recalled. Details given of investigation, begun with seizure of shipment of military goods bound for Beirut, manufactured by Jamil's company, Communications Control Systems (CCS); films shown. CCS's use of Olympic emblem in manufacturer of wide range of security devices noted; equipment listed, shown. Contract with Olympic Committee examined; Jamil's denial of involvement with terrorist groups quoted. [Lake Placid Olympic Committee chairperson Peter SPURNEY - says federal and state authorities have told him there's no security risk associated with Jamil's firm.] [State senate crime committee chairperson Southen. Ralph MARINO discusses Jamil's alleged association with organized crime.]
REPORTER: Brian Ross
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