INVESTIGATIONS: The Teamsters' Friend

Special Watergate Prosecutor Archibald Cox, TIME has learned, is investigating reports that Teamsters Union officials used their influence in 1972 to collect contributions to the President's re-election campaign from individuals in the Las Vegas area who had received loans from the union's welfare plan. These contributions are believed to have totaled as much as $600,000, but investigators have been told that only half of that amount ever reached the Nixon campaign fund.

Some of the Teamster officials who are cooperating in the investigation are loyalists of ex-Teamster Boss James Hoffa, who was...

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