NBC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 19, 1985
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(Studio) Earlier report from correspondent Brian Ross with regard to organized crime involvement in gasoline business recalled, include apparent involvement of Michael Franzese and others. Indictment of Franzese and associates reported.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(NYC) Federal agents' roundup of organized crime figs. in New York and Florida in connection with theft of gasoline taxes in New York and other states reported Franzese's coming on New York City television to deny earlier NBC "Nightly News" report with regard to his involvement in Mafia and gasoline business cited; WNBC-TV tape shown, from December 6, 1985. [FRANZESE - denies involvement.] Extent of Franzese group's influence described, include New York nuclear power plant through control of security guards' union and involvement in movie company operating in Hollywood.
REPORTER: Brian Ross
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