ABC Evening News for Sunday, Sep 19, 2004
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(Studio: Terry Moran) Report introduced.
(Washington: Geoff Morrell) The government trial of big tobacco in federal court examined; details given of the charges against five tobacco companies for scheming to defraud the public; statistics cited on the government's case & about the RICO statutes in play. [Former federal prosecutor Paul HONIGBERG- says it's the biggest civil lawsuit ever filed; outlines what the government hopes to prove about this industry conspiracy.] [Government witness Dr. Jeffrey WIGAND- says the industry was amoral & interested only in profits; states the aim was to hook 'em young, hook 'em for life.] [Altria Group attorney William OHLEMEYER- defends the tobacco company.]
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