NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 12, 1988
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Yesterday's indictment of Bank of Credit and Commerce International for alleged laundering of Colombian drug cartel money recalled. Panama's dictator Manuel Noriega reported major depositor with BCCI. Report introduced.
(DC: Brian Ross) Bank executive, Amjad Awan, reported Noriega's personal banker; details given, bank documents shown. [Senator John KERRY - says US authorities should close bank.] Investigators reported learning that BCCI handled account of Adnan Khashoggi, Iran/Contra scandal arms dealer. BCCI noted handling President Jimmy Carter's fins. as he traveled to Persian Gulf in 1986; Carter noted declining to comment. Investigations in Great Britain and France discussed; Washington, DC authorities quoted with regard to pending indictments.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) BCCI's total assets noted.
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