Donovan Probe

A special prosecutor is named

"It is a serious investigation, a matter that requires diligence and attention to detail." So said New York Attorney Leon Silverman last week after his appointment by a panel of federal judges as a special prosecutor to investigate the scandals swirling around Secretary of Labor Raymond Donovan.

Silverman, 60, who describes himself as a political "independent," is a senior partner with the corporate law firm of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver and Jacobson. (Another partner: Sargent Shriver, Senator Edward Kennedy's brother-in-law, and Democratic vice-presidential candidate in 1972.) The son...

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