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Italy / Government Collapses #71831

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, May 26, 1981
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(Studio) Govt. of Italian Prime Min. Arnaldo Forlani reported collapsing; details given. Role played by organization, P-2, noted.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Rome, Italy) Forlani's government said collapsing due to relationship of some cabinet members with Freemason organization of Licio Gelli, former SS ofr. under Mussolini and recently chgd. with being spy for Argentina and apparent mbr. of criminal underground. Allegations against Gelli outlined on screen, discussed; photos shown. Financier Michele Sindona recently convicted in NYC, incld. in report Pol. situation resulting from scandal cited; demonstration staged by Italy's Communist party protesting scandal noted; mbrship. in Freemasons of Italy's founder Garibaldi and of George Washington noted; Freemasons said disassociating selves from secret lodge of Licio Gelli.
REPORTER: Bill Blakemore

Blakemore, Bill;
Jennings, Peter

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