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Billy Carter Affair #512116

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 21, 1980
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(Studio) Billy Carter, beginning his testimony to Senate committee investigating his bus. dealings, said told that 2 of his associates are being investigated for possible drug dealing.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Carter's testimony outlined [CARTER - reads statement with regard to association with Libya, brother] Hearing noted interrupted while committee received word that Robert Sprague and George Belluomini were under investigation; Billy Carter's reaction to hearing news mentioned. [Special cnsl. Philip TONE - announces news of investigation.] [CARTER - responds.] Sprague said in audience with Carter's wife and sister, Ruth Carter Stapleton; Sprague recalled as the one Billy sent to Libya after taking him to meet brother in White House [Attorney Rod WILLIAMS - denies accusations against client.] Belluomini's relationship with Billy outlined. [BELLUOMINI - comments.] [CARTER - expresses regret over Libyan travels.] White House noted refusing photograph of President Carter with Sprague.
REPORTER: James Polk

(Studio) Drug dealing allegations said only secondary to investigation of Billy Carter's associates; Drug Enforcement Agency noted not involved.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Investigation, conducted by Treasury Department's customs center, examined; principal target said John Wyatt, a friend of Belluomini's son. Details given.
REPORTER: Carl Stern

(Studio) Billy Carter said returning for further questioning tomorrow.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Polk, James;
Stern, Carl

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