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Philadelphia / Mob War / Atlantic City #79818

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 26, 1982
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Atlantic City, New Jersey) Scenes from "Scarface" shown courtesy Universal Pictures; gangland murders in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, of Angelo Bruno, Phil "Chicken Man" Testa, and others recalled as exs. Photos shown. [Pennsylvania crime commission spokesperson Malcolm LAZIN - recalls Prohibition, Al Capone.] [Police Lieutenant Warren MESSING - cites lack of brotherly love.] Bruno's popularity as head of the family from 1959- 1980 noted. [NEIGHBOR - praises Bruno.] Mob war thought centered on Atlantic City, New Jersey, gambling revenue; last year's casino gross noted. [Senator Sam NUNN - questions government witness about mob's expected take from casinos.] [Voice of Chas. ALLEN - responds.] Mob's alleged inroads into Atlantic City construction projects and food and beverages industry considered. [New Jersey gambling enforcement spokesperson Bob STURGES - notes opportunity for union corruption.] Alleged role of Nicodemo " Little Nicky" Scarfo in union takeover outlined. [LAZIN - notes Little Nicky's connection with Genovese family.] [SCARFO - takes 5th Amendment to inquiry about his source of livelihood.] Scarfo noted currently in prison. [MESSING - anticipates further violence.]
REPORTER: Charles Murphy

Murphy, Charles;
Reynolds, Frank

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