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Special Segment (Wayne Newton and The Law) #507701

NBC Evening News for Monday, Oct 06, 1980
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Los Angeles, California) Alleged organized crime figure Guido Penossi said under investigation as part of grand jury probe into New York's Gambino Mafia family's involvement in west coast crime, especially in Las Vegas with Aladdin hotel and singer Wayne Newton; details given. [NEWTON - sings.] Amt. Newton is believed to earn in his nightclub act and his recent purchase, with partner, of Aladdin noted; Newton's alleged contact with Penossi discussed. Photos shown. Possibility that Gambino member Frank Piccolo is hidden partner in Aladdin hotel deal considered. Newton's testimony before Nevada state n gaming board outlined. [September 27, 1980 NEWTON - testifies with regard to Penossi.] Possibility that Newton will be leading witness in grand jury investigation and his response to reporter's attempts to question him noted. [NEWTON - comments.] Penossi said denying knowing Newton; number of telephone calls authorities claim occurred between the two in 2-mo. period mentioned.
REPORTER: Brian Ross (KBBC-TV newstape)

Chancellor, John

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