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Special Assignment (Jimmy The Weasel) #68265

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 06, 1981
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(Studio) James Fratianno's career with organized crime recalled.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(NYC) Fratianno's implication of Frank Sinatra, Jimmy Hoffa, Sidney Korshak and Frank Fitzsimmons examined; films, photos shown. [FRATIANNO - discusses Mafia control of non-family mbrs.] [Former FBI agent Jack BARRON - comments.] Significance of Fratianno's testimony, in light of no. of convictions achieved by FBI, noted. [FRATIANNO - discusses Teamsters union; mentions Fitzsimmons, Jackie Presser.] Fitzsimmons' response and Presser's current role with Ronald Reagan's transition team reported Korshak's alleged link with Mafia discussed. [BARRON - comments.] [FRATIANNO - comments on Cosa Nostra's alleged murder of Hoffa to keep Fitzsimmons in power.] Fratianno's allegations against Al Saks, operator of several Las Vegas, NV, casinos outlined. [FRATIANNO - comments.] Fratianno's alleged relationship with Frank Sinatra examined. [FRATIANNO - discusses photograph of Sinatra with organized crime figs., self.] Sinatra spokesperson said declining to comment; Fratianno's remarks with regard to alleged CIA plan to use Mafia to assassinate Fidel Castro outlined; Sam Giancana and John RoseIl mentioned. [FRATIANNO - comments.] Their later murders recalled. Fratianno's future noted.
REPORTER: Jim Wooten

(Studio) Org. crime reported discussed further on tonight's edition of "Nightline", as well as interview with FBI director William Webster.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

Jarriel, Tom;
Wooten, Jim

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