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Special Segment (The Pizza Connection) #535194

NBC Evening News for Monday, Dec 03, 1984
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(Studio) Recent FBI roundup of suspects allegedly involved in nationwide heroin distribution system recalled.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Olney, Illinois) The "pizza connection," heroin distributors' use of pizza parlors across United States for drug deals, examined in detail; FBI's identification of Giuseppe "Joe the Pizza Man" Vitale in Paris, Illinois, Giuseppe Trupiano of Olney, Illinois, as Mafia moles from Sicily cited as exs. [US attorney Rudolph GIULIANI - considers these men foreign counterintelligence agents; explains.] Mafia agents sent to Midwest said all coming from Ginisi, Sicily, and handpicked relatives of Mafia boss there Gaetano Badalamenti, now under arrest in NYC. No. Congressmen introduction private immigration bills into Congress to get Mafia agents into United States in late 1960s noted;

Brokaw, Tom

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