Deal Making

Twists in the Teamsters'case

It was, said the Government's chief prosecutor Douglas Roller, "a day of reckoning." Hours before he was to report to a federal prison hospital in Springfield, Mo., Roy L. Williams agreed to resign from the presidency of the 1.9 million-member Teamsters Union in exchange for remaining free on bail while he appeals his case. He was convicted in December for conspiring with four other defendants to bribe Senator Howard W. Cannon of Nevada in 1979.

Williams, 68, who suffers from emphysema, made the agreement from his bed in Kansas City's...

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