NBC Evening News for Friday, May 15, 1981
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(Studio) Teamsters Union executive board reported election Roy L. Williams to succeed Frank Fitzsimmons as president; controversy surrounding Williams, include his alleged links with organized crime, noted.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Las Vegas, NV) Williams' background and chgs. of organized crime assns. examined; films shown. Federal prosecutors said prepared to ask grand jury for indictments of Williams and others on chgs. of attempted bribery of Senator Howard Cannon; details given. Williams' alleged ties with Mafia and Chicago mobster Joey Iupa's ostensible support of Williams for Teamster pres. outlined. [Govt. informant and former mob hitman, James Aldena FRATIANNO - claims Williams takes orders from Nick Civella.] [August 26, 1980, WILLIAMS - pleads Fifth Amendment.] No. of times Williams invoked his 5th Amendment privilege last year during Senate hearing on link between mob and Teamsters recalled. [WILLIAMS - declines comment.]
REPORTER: Brian Ross
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