NBC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 19, 1991
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Arab owners of BCCI reported pleading guilty to US racketeering charges today.
(New York: Brian Ross) Implications of BCCI plea bargain featured. [Attorney General William BARR - comments on BCCI cooperation in investigation as part of plea bargain.] Scenes shown of former Defense Secretary Clark Clifford and his law partner Robert Altman, who ran the Washington, DC, bank BCCI admitted secretly taking over. [Former BCCI adviser Bert LANCE - comments on CIA involvement.] BCCI dealings of Senator Orrin Hatch, former Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young, American ambassador to Bahrain Charles Hostler, and former President Jimmy Carter mentioned. [In December 1990, CARTER - comments on BCCI.] [Manhattan district attorney Robert MORGENTHAU - comments on investigation.] Elements of plea bargain detailed.
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