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Closeup (General Services Administration Corruption) #51806

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Nov 22, 1978
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(Studio) Continuing series of reports on General Services Administration corruption scandal with regard to scope of GSA investigation so far.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Exs. of fraud or possible fraud in General Services Administration contracts noted to include alleged repairs at United States Customs House and at IRS (Internal Revenue Service) center in John F. Kennedy Federal Building, both in Boston. Contd. increase in scope of General Services Administration probe described. Info. learned about FBI investigations in scandal and cases to come before grand juries in Boston, Dallas, Los Angeles, E. Saint Louis, Baltimore and Washington, DC stated. Ex. given of continued fraud in agency, despite probes, is United States Customs House contracts in San Pedro, California. Recent bribe offered by Baltimore contractor to General Services Administration official reported [General Services Administration internal investigations chief William CLINKSCALES - says bribe was offered in recent wks. and occurrence was unusu. because situation was uncovered.] GSA scandal at present compared to Watergate just after break-in. Investigators' continued efforts to discover how high scandal goes cited.
REPORTER: Bettina Gregory

Gregory, Bettina;
Reynolds, Frank

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