NBC Evening News for Monday, Mar 23, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Fort Lauderdale, Florida: Dennis Murphy) Allegations that FBI informant Michael Burnett was allowed to commit murder and other crimes while working for government examined; details given, scenes shown. [Vernon FRAZIER - describes Burnett.] Frazier mentioned murdering for Burnett. Burnett's various aliases noted. History of Burnett's relationship with FBI during which time he continued operating scams reviewed; disappearances of Max Bussard, Adelaide Stiles and Anne Sessa and circumstances surrounding their relationship with Burnett detailed. [Bussard's daughter Joni BERRY - recalls waiting for father's return.] [Voice of Bussard's late WIFE - describes her futile attempt to get FBI help; notes evidence against Burnett she provided agency.] [Stiles' friend Margaret WALKER - recalls Stiles' gullibility.] [FRAZIER - notes Burnett fed victims their fantasies.] Frazier said admitting killing Stiles at Burnett's order. [FRAZIER - recalls Burnett's behavior after Stiles' death.] [Burnett ASSOCIATE - recalls Burnett's admitting that he killed Stiles and Bussard.] [Detective Doug. HOSS - recalls FBI blocking his investigation of Stiles murder, their failure to share information given them by Burnett's associates.] [Former assistant United States attorney Raymond LEVITES - recalls severing relationship with Burnett as informant.] [Journalist Gaeton FUNZI - accuses FBI of conspiring with Burnett.]