NBC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 04, 1985
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REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(Cleveland, Ohio) Teamsters president Jackie Presser, increasingly plagued by legal problems, examined; his background and relationship with high-level Reagan admin. members reviewed. [Teamster OFFICIAL - praises Presser; compares him to Jimmy Hoffa.] Presser's aides noted include convicted auto thief and alleged Mafia contact man; Presser's appearance at inaugural ball, Vice President George Bush's recent courtesy call on him at Teamster headquarters recalled, shown. [Labor Department spokesperson Raymond MARIA - feels Teamsters give new dimension to word "corruption."] Grand jury investigation of Presser discussed; grand jury's possible decision to indict him said with approval of close Presser friend, Attorney General Edwin Meese.
REPORTER: Brian Ross
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