ABC Evening News for Monday, Mar 20, 1978
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(Studio) Senate subcommittee hearings noted. Care of witnesses in organized crime cases under investigation outlined.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(New York, New York) Problems of assuming different identity described. Case history of Frank Medera examined. [Frank MIELE (Frank Medera) - says government's attempt to help witnesses change their identity lacks continuity.] [Former mob enforcer DOMINIC - says life nearly unbearable for family.] Reporter Richard Rogen told by Dominic that life in jeopardy more than once from mob since identity changed. [DOMINIC - expresses daughter's fears for family.] Mention of Tony Boyle, former UMW (United Mine Workers of America, International Union) president, and others brought to justice because of witnesses willing to testify. Justice Department recommended study to improve program for government witnesses' protection described; details given.
REPORTER: Bob Brown
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