NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 24, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(Los Angeles, California) Investigations into International Christian Aid (ICA), division of Joe Bass' InterAid, for possible fraud in its fund-raising schemes examined. [Ventura County district attorney Michael BRADBURY - explains focus of criminal inquiry.] Possibility that money raised by InterAid was used for personal expenses of Bass and his family discussed; InterAid's loan to Mark Bass for home purchase cited as example [Joe BASS - considers such expenditures normal costs for agency.] Similar loan to InterAid employee and Bass' confidant Melanie Cross described. [BASS - considers it just compensation for employees; notes financial reports exclude information on such loans.] [Donor Maureen CAMERA - condemns InterAid.] Questions about legality of InterAid's relationship with Eutura Productions film company explained. [BASS - defs. relationship between the companies] California law restricting investigators noted.
REPORTER: Mark Nykanen
(Studio) Recent reports noting that ICA donations had never arrived in Ethiopia recalled; medical supply shipment thought arriving last week.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
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