ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 11, 1983
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(Studio) Major indictments by federal grand jury against 16 organized crime figs. for alleged profit-skimming operations in Las Vegas, NV, casinos reported.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(Las Vegas, NV) Arrests in Las Vegas of reputed mob bosses Anthony Spilotro, in Kansas City of Carl "The Cork" Civella and Carl "Toughy" DeLuna, in Chicago Joseph "Joey" Aiuppa, John "Jackie" Philip Cerone and Joey "The Clown" Lombardo examined; films, photos shown. Chgs. lodged against them mentioned; profit-skimming explained. [FBI spokesperson Joseph YABLONSKY - notes significant amount of money not being taxed.] Skimming said occurring between 1974 and 1979 at Marina, Hacienda, Fremont and Stardust casinos; all noted operated by now defunct Argent Corporation with funding from Teamsters Central States Pension Fund under direction of alleged organized crime leaders. Possible sentences and fines upon conviction mentioned.
REPORTER: Robin Groth
(DC) Significance of government `s case today against organized crime discussed. [Chicago crime commission spokesperson Patrick HEALY - feels major crime bosses have been slowed down.] Alleged roles in organized crime of Aiuppa, Frank Balistrieri, Deluna in Midwest noted; Allen Glick and Argent Corporation noted link between organized crime figs. and Teamsters pension fund. Apparent extent of mobsters' use of pension fund for purchasing hidden int. in casinos discussed.
REPORTER: Kenneth Walker