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Ethiopian Famine / Fraudulent Fund Raising #92047

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jan 11, 1985
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(Studio) Est. amount donated by Americans for Ethiopian famine efforts noted.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Camario, California) Questions raised about International Christian Aid (ICA) use of funds donated for Ethiopian famine relief programs examined; amount believed raised by ICA so far noted. [Ventura Cnty. district attorney Michael BRADBURY - cites inability to confirm any significant presence by ICA in Ethiopia or to determine areas of expenditure of donated funds.] City of Los Angeles noted issuing cease and desist order against ICA solicitations as early as 1981. [state Department spokesperson Gene DEWEY - can't confirm ICA presence in Ethiopia.] ICA's response outlined. [ICA spokesperson Nello PINELLI - claims supplies were sent to French embassy.] ICA mentioned claiming donations sent to Doctors Without Borders organization [Doctors Without Borders spokesperson Rony BRAUMAN - denies receive anything from ICA.] Former ICA director's concern over situation reported.
REPORTER: Gary Shepard

(Studio) Monday's report on ICA announced.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Jennings, Peter;
Shepard, Gary

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