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Dorfman Murder / Follow-Up #80790

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jan 21, 1983
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(Studio) Burial of slain gangster Allen Dorfman, associated with Teamsters Union and organized crime, reported; his recent execution recalled.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(Chicago, Illinois) Med. examiner's official autopsy report examined. [Coroner Dr. Robert STEIN - explains findings.] Authorities' hypothesis over motive for Dorfman's murder noted. [FBI spokesperson Edward HEGARTY - thinks La Costra Nostra deliberated Dorfman's murder.] "Chicago Sun-Times", through identification government source, said identification Frank Schweihs and Anthony Panzica as Dorfman's assassins. No. of victims of Chicago gangland slayings since 1919 mentioned. [Crime commission spokesperson Patrick HEALY - doesn't anticipate solving case; thinks Dorfman's Teamsters duties for organized crime will be taken over by someone else.]
REPORTER: Ron Miller

Miller, Ron;
Robinson, Max

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