NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 17, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Miami, Florida: Brian Ross) West German Werner Bruchhausen, allegedly still operating USSR espionage operation in Tallahassee, Florida, prison featured; details given, scenes shown of Bruchhausen working in prison kitchen. [BRUCHHAUSEN - says he makes overseas telephone calls all the time.] Process of making long distance calls through Long Beach, California, office discussed. [Bruchhausen's accountant Rick JOSEPHS - says all he does is let his client use his telephone and he has no idea about what he talks.] Map shown of phone calls. Scenes of Bruchhausen shown and his law-evading strategies discussed. Types of technology Bruchhausen smuggled to USSR detailed; scenes shown. [BRUCHHAUSEN - laughs at charges; says all his calls were social.] Prison officials reported to know nothing of high-tech. smuggling operation until NBC News requested the Bruchhausen interview.