ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 24, 1984
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(Studio) Recent roundup of alleged Mafia members in United States and Italy recalled; New York attorney general reported announcing indictments of top leadership of Colombo org. crime family.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(NYC) Extensive indictments against suspected mobsters for alleged extortion of restaurant and construction inds. examined; Carmine "The Snake" Persico reported escaping roundup. Amt. allegedly extorted from restaurant in Sherry-Netherland Hotel cited as example [Defense attorney Gus NEWMAN - believes indictments are designed to impact presidential election] [Attorney General William French SMITH - denies partisan pols.] [FBI spokesperson Ken. P. WALTON - thinks Mafia is scared.]
REPORTER: Kenneth Walker Artist: Marilyn Church
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