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Senate Organized Crime Hearings / Arson #55270

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 02, 1978
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(Studio) Convicted criminal Gary Bowdach's testimony to Senate committee hearings on organized crime outlined.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) [Gary BOWDACH discusses ease of arson and money to be made from it.] Details of Bowdach's testimony given, include his setting fire to Tampa whse. in 1971 while owner was at Super Bowl. Miami mentioned. Committee's subpoena of reputed Tampa Mafia boss Santo Trafficante noted; presence at hearings of his attorney Henry Gonzales stated. [BOWDACH - describes graffiti he wrote on warehouse walls. Reports partner John Manarite was code-named George Washington and he was Abraham Lincoln.] [Senator Sam NUNN - asks about code names.] [BOWDACH - answers question.]
REPORTER: Don Farmer

Farmer, Don;
Reynolds, Frank

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