NBC Evening News for Friday, Mar 14, 1986
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced
(NYC: Richard Valeriani) Possible political effect on Mayor Edward Koch of borough president Don. Manes' suicide amidst growing investigation of bribery and corruption in city government examined; background to scandal, include Manes' earlier suicide attempt and indictment of aide Geoffrey Lindenauer, reviewed in detail. [January, KOCH - thinks Manes is honest.] Queens attorney noted accusing Manes of extortion; details given. [KOCH - calls Manes crook.] Areas of investigation listed; Lindenauer mentioned plea bargaining in exchange for testimony against other city officials, include Manes. ["New York Daily News" columnist Jimmy BRESLIN - blames Koch for corruption; explains.] Recent public opinion polls' indication of support for Koch mentioned.