NBC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 15, 1984
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(Studio) Jury selection in John DeLorean's cocaine trial in Los Angeles noted continuing.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(Logan, UT) Econ. importance to Logan, UT, of its ski machine industry explained; DeLorean's purchase of plant 5 years ago and his siphoning of company funds for personal use examined. Background to situation explained. [Busman. Ralph WALKER - feels DeLorean sees company as his "personal piggy bank."] Walker noted currently in court with DeLorean in effort to purchase company from him; FBI said compiling evidence indicating DeLorean purchased Logan company with stolen money. Details of new FBI investigation of DeLorean, centering on phoney company in Geneva, Switzerland, outlined, discussed. Long-time DeLorean associate Roy Nessif said allegedly making death threats against banker who questioned DeLorean's financial manipulations. DeLorean's claims of innocence with regard to Logan situation quoted on screen; Logan's current financial plight described. [Logan EMPLOYEE - criticizes DeLorean.]
REPORTER: Brian Ross