NBC Evening News for Sunday, Dec 13, 1987
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(Studio: Garrick Utley) Report introduced.
(Mingo Cnty., West Virginia: Ken Bode) Corruption in Mingo Cnty., West Virginia, pols. featured; details given, scenes shown. ["Williamson Daily News" editor Wally WARDEN - sings poem "The FBI's coming to town..." to tune of "Santa Claus is Coming to Town."] Arrest of political bosses Johnny Owens and Larry Hamrick reported; photos and scenes shown. [US attorney Mike CAREY - discusses Hamrick's crimes.] Carey and attorney Joe Savage said bringing FBI to cnty.; photos of investigation in Kermit, West Virginia, shown. [CAREY - explains drug-ring operation.] Impact of Kermit investigation on rest of state noted. [May 20, 1987, JUROR - reads verdict against Owens.] [OWENS - comments on investigation.] Owens' career as political boss outlined; photos shown. [OWENS - describes working in cooperation with federal government] [WARDEN - talks about Owens.] [Assistant United States attorney SAVAGE - discusses charges against Owens of selling sheriff's job.] Sheriff Eddie Hilbert shown. Impact of political corruption on county poverty program noted. [SAVAGE, OWENS - discuss investigation.] [WARDEN - conts. reading poem.]
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