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Adoption Scandals #89041

ABC Evening News for Friday, Mar 16, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(DC) FBI investigation in adoption scam in which couples paid for child never received examined. [Pat KING, Diane KNOX - comment on children they're waiting to adopt.] Econs. involved in scheme noted; authorities said investigating roles of Debbie Tanner, Brian Hall and Becky Kelley in adoption scam. [Gary WACKERLY - notes he's paid all 3 and yet to receive child.] [TANNER - denies wrongdoing.] [KING - recalls experience with Tanner.] Amt. paid by Kings for child noted; role of Chase, Kansas, police chief John R. Grubb in reopening FBI investigation and involving Senator Robert Dole described. [GRUBB - explains extent of scam.] Lack of fed. laws covering such adoption fraud noted. [GRUBB - considers it a national tragedy.] Opening of Senator hearings into such adoption scams mentioned.
REPORTER: Jack Smith

Jennings, Peter;
Smith, Jack

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