NBC Evening News for Monday, Dec 15, 1980
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(Studio) Controversy reported touched off by Ronald Reagan's appointed of Jackie Presser to transition team.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(DC) FBI's accusation that Presser is among those involved with violation of federal laws covering Teamsters' pension fund noted; Justice Department report's linkage of Presser with Cleveland, Ohio, Cosa Nostra cited. Testimony earlier in year by government informant James Fratianno against Presser quoted; Presser's Ohio teamsters recalled supporting Reagan during pres. campaign [PRESSER - comments.] Presser recalled appearing before grand jury in 1975 with regard to mob-dominated Teamster funds; defense of Presser's role by transition team member Jim Brady quoted.
REPORTER: Bill Lynch (KRON-TV newstape)