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Organized Crime and Gasoline (Part I) #541535

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 03, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(NYC) F. Scott Fitzgerald's portrayal of Long Island in "The Great Gatsby" recalled; scenes shown. Org. crime's inroads into distribution and sale of gasoline examined; reputed mob boss Michael Franzese cited as example, discussed. [Wholesale DISTRIBUTORS - describe takeover of their company by Mafia.] Econs. involved considered; details outlined on screen. [DISTRIBUTOR - lists major gasoline stations purchasing mob gasoline.] Mafia's status illustrated on map. [Florida department of law enforcement director Robert DEMPSEY - cites wealth involved for Mafia.] Authorities' progress in investigation described. [Highway Oil president Tom PLATTUS - feels mob easily could take over substantial portion of industry]
REPORTER: Brian Ross

(Studio) Part II announced.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

Brokaw, Tom;
Ross, Brian

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