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Ethiopian Relief / Fraudulent Fund Raising #539618

NBC Evening News for Friday, Jan 11, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Los Angeles, California) Allegations of possible fraudulent fund raising by International Christian Aid (ICA) for Ethiopian famine relief efforts examined; org.'s television commercials shown. Concern of legitimate relief orgs. that ICA scandal will affect their ability to raise funds noted. [World Vision spokesperson Jerry SWEERS - isn't aware of any ICA presence in Ethiopia.] ICA recalled claiming donations given to Doctors Without Borders organization [Doctors Without Borders spokesperson Dr. Rony BRAUMAN - considers matter serious.] [Better Bus. Bureaus spokesperson Elizabeth DOHERTY - notes discrepancy between ICA fund-raising ads and spending on their evangelical programs.] ICA mentioned refusing to disclose whereabouts of president Joe Bass. [ICA spokesperson Nello PINELLI - claims large sum has been sent to Ethiopia.] [Operation California spokesperson Richard WALDEN - explains possible effect on legitimate orgs.]
REPORTER: Heidi Schulman

Brokaw, Tom;
Schulman, Heidi

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