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Closeup (General Services Administration Corruption) #51654

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 15, 1978
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(Studio) Continuing reports on General Services Administration corruption scandal noted. Report with regard to GSA's own investigation into situation, new head of General Services Administration probe, Irvin Borowski, and former head of probe, Vincent Alto.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(DC) Special cnsl. Alto's reasons for leaving position as head of GSA probe noted. His remarks about investigating higher officials than those formerly at top of General Services Administration reported [ALTO - thinks probe must go above General Services Administration to find controlling influences outside agency who were involved. Isn't excluding high government officials, members of Congress or White House staffers over last 20 years Describes some probes he leaves for successor.] Painting contractor Robert Lowry stated as formerly dealing with General Services Administration in corrupt manner. [LOWRY - offered to donate $100,000 per year to government in return for being building manager If he said he stole $1 million, it couldn't be found.] [ALTO - doesn't think all money taken in by building mgrs. was kept by them.] Job of tracking down high officials involved in scandal reported left to Alto's successor, Irvin Borowksi. [BOROWSKI - thinks situation is now at point where all must be uncovered.]
REPORTER: Bettina Gregory

(Studio) Upcoming reports in series noted.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Gregory, Bettina;
Reynolds, Frank;
Robinson, Max

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